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Articles of Note

In order to keep IBIA members apprised of current brain injury literature, NTL editors and editorial board members have prepared a list of recently published articles that may be of interest.

Clinical Research Summit on “Innovative Physiologic Treatments for Aphasia”

On June 21, 2010 (8 am-3 pm), a clinical research summit on “Innovative Physiologic Treatments for Aphasia,” will be presented at the Kessler Conference Center in West Orange, NJ.  The event includes scientist panelists Leora Cherney, PhD, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, ...

Updated - One Stop Evidence Guide for Brain Injury: Where to Search for Evidence Reviews

This guide has been developed to serve as a “one stop source” for evidence searches for acquired brain injury interventions.

Basic and Applied Research in Rehabilitation: Introduction to Neurotrauma Letter’s Basic/Applied Research Column

The Neurotrauma Letter (NTL) will now regularly include reports from basic and translational research in the Translational Research Corner. The NTL will solicit articles from scientists and clinicians around the world.

Chemosensory Impairment after Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Management

Chemosensory impairment is common after head trauma, and conversely, head trauma is a common cause found in patients seeking evaluation of chemosensory disturbances. While chemosensory disturbances are not considered as significant a disability as disturbances of audition or vision, they ...

Evaluation and Treatment Planning in Children with TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common cause of acquired disability in developmental age. Several epidemiological studies report that the incidence of TBI is approximately 200 cases in 100000 children. TBI in children is mild in 81% of the ...

Articles of Note

Biomechanics of Sport Concussion: Quest for the Elusive Injury Threshold.  Guskiewicz KM, Mihalik JP.  Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2010 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21088602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Relation between Serum Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide, Myoglobin, ...

Setting the International Standards for Acquired Brain Injury Providers

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an international, third party, independent, consultative accreditation process. It began in 1966 with the development of both medical and vocational rehabilitation standards. CARF’s two main jobs are to develop and revise ...

Opinion: Should We Consider Progesterone as a Treatment for Brain Injury?

Progesterone has long been considered a female sex hormone primarily involved in regulating pregnancy. Recent research demonstrates that it is also a potent pleiotropic neurosteroid that can protect damaged cells in the central and peripheral nervous systems. It was recently ...

Alaska Brain Injury Conference

July 28-30, 2010Supported by the Alaska Brain Injury Network and the North American Brain Injury Society The Alaska Brain Injury Conference will involve both local Alaskan and internationally recognized experts who will highlight the latest developments in identifying, diagnosing, treating and promoting long-term ...