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Drug Development in Traumatic Brain Injury

Developing drug treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been notoriously difficult. While most of the severe neural damage that accompanies acute TBI results from the initial impact, considerable additional damage occurs over the following hours and days by biochemical ...

Obituary - Henry Herbert Stonnington

Dr. Henry Herbert Stonnington died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 31, after fighting a long battle with cancer. He was 82. His wife, Constance Stonnington, and son, Dr. Michael Stonnington, were at his side. Dr. Stonnington is survived by ...

Application of Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring in Traumatic Brain Injury

Cerebral monitoring systems such as intracranial pressure (ICP), jugular venous oxygen saturation (SjvO2), transcranial Doppler (TCD), brain tissue oxygen partial pressure (PbtO2) etc., have been used in the neurosurgical intensive care unit (ICU) for detecting ischemic and hypoxic insults and ...

International Symposium on Neurorehabilitation: From Basics to Future.

More than 300 delegates, including researchers, health care professionals and engineers will come together on October 15-16th in Valencia, Spain to discuss the latest developments in neurorehabilitation.

An Autopsy on the Fake Bad Scale: The Political and Sscientific Ramifications of the Methodology and Application of the Fake Bad Scale Against Persons with Brain Impairment

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2, is the most commonly administered psychological test in the world.1 In 2006, the publishers of the MMPI-2 adopted “Fake Bad Scale.” The scale consists of 43 statements to which the patient responds “True” or “False.” ...

Failure to Recognize Neurobehavioral Disorders: The Gateway to "The Primrose Path"

There is a growing need for clinicians, in a variety of disciplines, to have as strong a background in long-term neuropsychiatrically-related,management skills in traumatic brain injury as they do for acute care and neurorehabilitation issues if acceptable outcomes are to ...

After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

What are predictive criteria of successful rehabilitation?

Brain Function in Disorders of Consciousness

The evaluation of residual cerebral function in severely brain damaged patients is of major medical importance. We will here briefly review some recent studies on bedside behavioral evaluation scales, electrophysiology and functional neuroimaging in post-coma disorders of consciousness (DOC).

Simulation of Early-Time Head Impact Leading to Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs as a consequence of many civilian accident and military combat scenarios. Examples include head impact sustained in automobile accidents and falls as well as blast wave loading from detonated improvised explosive devices. TBI is ...

Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation at the SARAH

Traumatic brain injury occurs without warning, often affecting an individual’s life in ways that pose unexpected obstacles that exact dedication and effort to overcome. As such, it requires special care and represents a challenge to all involved: the patient, the ...