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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. Boggild M, Tator CH. Concussion Knowledge among Medical Students ...

Announcing the 2014 International Scientific Planning Committee and 2014 National Scientific Planning Committee

IBIA is pleased to announce the 2014 International Scientific Planning Committee and 2014 National Scientific Planning Committee for the upcoming Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury that will be held on March 19-22, 2014 in San Francisco, California. These committees consist of internationally and nationally ...

SyNAPSe: Study BHR-100-301, a Phase 3 Study of Progesterone in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

By:  Neta R. Nelson (corresponding author), Roland Gerritsen van der Hoop, and Thomas W. MacAllister , BHR Pharma, LLC Known primarily as a reproductive hormone, progesterone is increasingly recognized as a so-called “neurosteroid.”  Neurosteroids are normally produced in the central nervous system ...

Empowering Pre-Adolescents with ABI through Metacognition: Preliminary Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial

By:  Lucia Willadino Braga, Luciana Rossi, Ana Luisa Lourenco Morettoa, Juliana Magalhaes da Silva, Michael Cole The SARAH Network of Neurorehabilitation Hospitals created the family-based methodology for children with acquired brain injury (ABI) over time.  Throughout the years, this methodology ...

Innovative Community Based Assessment of Executive Function – The I Can Way

By:  Leslie Birkett, BSc. OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), Deidre Sperry, M.Sc., S-LP(C) Reg. CASLPO Independence in daily functioning requires the navigation of complex environments and increasingly complex information systems, making intact executive functioning paramount to survival.  The devastating consequences of ...

The Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Programs: A novel approach to community reintegration and return to work for America's Heroes in the Veterans Health Administration

By:  Yevgeny Zadov, D.O., Blessen Eapen, M.D., David X. Cifu, M.D. The United States began combat operations in 2001 in Afghanistan, referred to as Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and, in March 2003, the U.S. expanded military operations to Iraq, referred to ...

Neurotechnology for Brain Injury Fact Sheet Available

The “Neurotechnology for Brain Injury Fact Sheet: Clinical Applications and Resources,” provides information about brain injuries and the various levels of injuries, as well as common secondary conditions. It also defines neuroplasticity and what that means to someone living with ...

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. Improving Client-Centered Brain Injury Rehabilitation Through Research-Based Theater.Kontos PC, ...

The Amnesias: A Clinical Textbook of Memory Disorders

One of the most frequent disorders observed after acquired brain injury is memory disorder. Proper assessment and diagnosis is a requirement before starting neuropsychological rehabilitation, and clinicians normally base their decisions on neuropsychological assessment (NA). NA is very important in ...

Writing and Defending Your Expert Report: The Step-by-Step Guide with Models

This is a publication that will mainly be of interest to clinicians involved medicolegal and forensic testimony.  The text is co-authored by two lawyers who have been visible over the last two years in producing various publications for experts involved ...