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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Michael Fox, Richard Darby

Can Brain Lesions Contribute to Criminal Behavior?

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that lesions to brain areas in individuals exhibiting criminal behavior all fall within a particular brain network involved in moral decision-making.

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Cavernous Angioma, Cerebral Cavernous Malformation, Dr. Flemming, Dr. Lanzino, Medical Research

Mayo Clinic Named Center of Excellence for Cavernous Malformation Treatment, Research

Mayo Clinic has been named a Center of Excellence by Angioma Alliance for treatment and research into cerebral cavernous angiomas.

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TBI, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Concussion, Prevention, Treatment Adherence, Neuroscience

Penn Researcher Receives $4M State Award for Multi-Institution Effort to Transform Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Douglas H. Smith, MD, the Robert A. Groff Professor of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $4-million, four-year PACT (PA Consortium on Traumatic Brain Injury) award from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to lead a multi-institution effort to transform the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of traumatic brain injury.

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Video Game Improves Doctors’ Recognition and Triage of Severe Trauma Patients

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Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to a new trial. The game tackles the annual problem of 30,000 preventable deaths occurring after injury, in part because severely injured patients aren't promptly transferred to trauma centers.

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Stop the Bleed, bleeding control, Trauma, American College Of Surgeons

Trauma Quality Improvement Program Annual Meeting Brings Bleeding Control Message to Chicago

The ACS TQIP annual meeting featured bleeding control training and a keynote speech outlining the progress to date of bleeding control efforts.

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Spinal Tap Needle Type Impacts the Risk of Complications

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There is a more than 50 per cent reduction in the occurrence of headaches with the atraumatic needles, and also more than a 50 per cent reduction in patient readmissions and return to emergency rooms for narcotics or blood patches.

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TBI, TBI in the military, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Microbiome, GUT, Intestine, Brain, Concussion, Inflammation, Injury, mTBI

New Study: Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Intestinal Damage

Researchers have found a two-way link between traumatic brain injury and intestinal changes. These interactions may contribute to increased infections in these patients, and may also worsen chronic brain damage.

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Ceremony for New Adult ED Marks Milestone for UChicago Medicine

The University of Chicago Medicine celebrated the completion of what will be the city’s newest and most advanced adult emergency department when the $39 million facility opens to patients in late December. The bigger facility not only increases access to urgent treatment for acute illnesses and injuries for the community, but it also brings the academic health system one essential step closer toward offering adult trauma care on the South Side of Chicago, pending state regulatory approval.

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The Medical Minute: How to ‘Stop the Bleed’ and Save a Life

Mass shootings such as the one in Las Vegas earlier this fall have highlighted the need for bystanders to learn first aid techniques to stop bleeding.







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