Brain Injury News
See the latest news and information about brain injuries, MTBI, and post-concussion syndrome that's reported in the medical and scientific literature.
The objective of this study was to evaluate three recently developed questionnaires for their sensitivity to mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and its corresponding effects on the quality of life of patients. The questionnaires were:
- The Problem Checklist (PCL) from the New York Head Injury Family Interview to assess MTBI symptoms.
- Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) to assess functional burdens associated with healt
Research is revealing more about the nature and effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in children.
The past decade has seen a drastic increase in the number of young people visiting the emergency room with sports or recreational-related brain injuries.
Recent attention on concussions in football has highlighted the dangers of a neurocognitive disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This degenerative disease is believed to be caused by repeat blows to head typically obtained in contact sports like soccer, boxing, hockey, and football.
The number of catastrophic brain injuries suffered by high-school football players is on the rise, according to new data released from National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research.