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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Have Lasting Effects for Families, Reports the American Journal of Nursing

Families of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may expect them to return to normal quickly—after all, it's "just a concussion." But mild TBI can have a lasting impact on families as well as patients, according to a review in the November issue of American Journal of Nursing. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Timing Is Key for Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered two potential treatments for traumatic brain injury that are most effective when given at different stages after the injury has occurred.

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Common Anesthetic Procedure Dramatically Improves Well Being of Veterans with PTSD

A single application of a common anesthetic procedure could be the answer to alleviating anxiety, depression and psychological pain in those suffering from chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting in New Orleans.

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Stroke-Fighting Drug Offers Potential Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

The only drug currently approved for treatment of stroke’s crippling effects shows promise, when administered as a nasal spray, to help heal similar damage in less severe forms of traumatic brain injury.

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Concussions- Getting Your Head Out of the Game

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Concussions, sometimes referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries, are one of the most commonly encountered sports injuries. Studies vary but rates are estimated at two million sport related concussions per year in the United States.

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US Military Adopts Checklist for Trauma and Emergency Anesthesia

A checklist for trauma and emergency anesthesia, published last year in Anesthesia & Analgesia, has been included in the US Department of Defense's Joint Theater Trauma System Clinical Practice Guideline for trauma anesthesia.

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Possible New Treatment for Soft Tissue Bone Formation in Burn Victims May Hold Promise for Blast Injured

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A possible new treatment for stopping bone growth in soft tissue following third-degree burns may also prove to be beneficial to combat troops suffering high energy orthopaedic trauma or blast injuries, according to an article to appear in Science Translational Medicine, Sept. 24, 2014.

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Hard Hits: Georgia State Tackles Concussions

Head injuries in football can cause permanent damage. Find out what Georgia State University is doing to keep players safe.

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New Study Finds 34% of Severely Injured Patients Undertriaged in the United States

According to the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma, patients with severe injuries should be treated at level I or level II trauma centers. Those centers have the resources to provide the best care for those patients.

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