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The International Brain Research Foundation

The International Brain Research Foundation, Inc. (IBRF), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation registered in New York State and New Jersey, is dedicated to making advances in translational neuroscientific research to support progress in novel care utilizing advanced treatment protocols. Through a ...

Descriptive Analysis of Children and Adolescents in a Low Response State Following Severe Brain Injury Following Severe Brain Injury

At the University of Virginia Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center, a primary focus is on addressing the needs of children and adolescents who cannot, or do not, regain functional arousal, awareness and communication following a severe brain injury. These children remain ...

Zolpidem Treatment of Disorders of Consciousness

For many years it was assumed by clinicians and researchers that patients suffering from prolonged disorders of consciousness (DOC, i.e., the vegetative and minimally conscious states) were not candidates for any meaningful treatments. This pessimism was adopted by insurers as ...

Progesterone in the Experimental Treatment of Brain Injury: a Personal Respective

By: Donald G. Stein, Ph.D. Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Despite the hundreds of millions of dollars spent by pharmaceutical companies and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in recent decades, no safe and effective treatment for ...

Low Level Neurological States Following Traumatic Brain Injury

There is much that remains unknown about assessment and management of severe brain injury. This brief primer will attempt to examine a few critical topics as related to the terminology, evaluation and management in persons of low level neurological states ...

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cognitive Rehabilitation: A European Perspective

The first published (case) studies of cognitive rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury appeared 28 years ago. In the ensuing decade, the clinical practice of cognitive rehabilitation has expanded and became a common component of neurological rehabilitation, despite the ...

Ask The Doctor

Dear Dr. Zasler, please share your thoughts on fatigue after brain injury. Dr. Antonio Rodriguez. Dr. Rodriguez, thanks for your interesting question. Fatigue is a common, yet in my opinion, poorly understood phenomena following acquired brain injury and, in particular, ...