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.

Stein DG: Progesterone exerts neuroprotective effects after brain injury.
Brain Res Rev. 2007 Jul 27; [Epub ahead of print] 
PMID: 17826842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Uryu K, Chen XH, Martinez D, Browne KD, Johnson VE, Graham DI, Lee VM, Trojanowski JQ, Smith DH: Multiple proteins implicated in neurodegenerative diseases accumulate in axons after brain trauma in humans. Exp Neurol. 2007 Jul 10; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17826768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Chen G, Shi JX, Hang CH, Xie W, Liu J, Liu X: Inhibitory effect on cerebral inflammatory agents that accompany traumatic brain injury in a rat model: A potential neuroprotective mechanism of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO).
Neurosci Lett. 2007 Aug 19; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17825990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Vajtr D, Prusa R, Kukacka J, Houst'ava L, Samal F, Pelichovska M, Strejc P, Toupalik P:
[Evaluation of relevance in concussion and damage of health by monitoring of neuron specific enolase and S-100b protein] Soud Lek. 2007 Jul;52(3):43-6. Czech. 
PMID: 17821961 [PubMed - in process]

Tavazzi B, Vagnozzi R, Signoretti S, Amorini AM, Belli A, Cimatti M, Delfini R, De Pietro V, Lazzarino G: Temporal window of metabolic brain vulnerability to concussions: oxidative and nitrosative stresses--part II.
Neurosurgery. 2007 Aug;61(2):390-5; discussion 395-6. 
PMID: 17806141 [PubMed - in process]

Bennett SS, Graffagnino C, Borel CO, James ML: Use of High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) in Neurocritical Care Patients. Neurocrit Care. 2007 Sep 6; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17805492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Schneider M, Schneider HJ, Yassouridis A, Saller B, von Rosen F, Stalla GK: Predictors of anterior pituitary insufficiency after traumatic brain injury. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2007 Sep 4; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17803694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Gottshall KR, Gray NL, Drake AI, Tejidor R, Hoffer ME, McDonald EC: To investigate the influence of acute vestibular impairment following mild traumatic brain injury on subsequent ability to remain on activity duty 12 months later. Mil Med. 2007 Aug;172(8):852-7. PMID: 17803077 [PubMed - in process]

Lai Y, Hickey RW, Chen Y, Bayir H, Sullivan ML, Chu CT, Kochanek PM, Dixon CE, Jenkins LW, Graham SH, Watkins SC, Clark RS: Autophagy is increased after traumatic brain injury in mice and is partially inhibited by the antioxidant gamma-glutamylcysteinyl ethyl ester. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2007 Sep 5; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17786151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Glick JC, Staley K: Inflicted traumatic brain injury: advances in evaluation and collaborative diagnosis. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2007;43(5):436-41. PMID: 17786016 [PubMed - in process]

Lange RT, Iverson GL, Franzen MD: Short-term neuropsychological outcome following uncomplicated mild TBI: Effects of day-of-injury intoxication and pre-injury alcohol abuse. Neuropsychology. 2007 Sep;21(5):590-8. PMID: 17784807 [PubMed - in process]

Bigler ED: Anterior and middle cranial fossa in traumatic brain injury: Relevant neuroanatomy and neuropathology in the study of neuropsychological outcome.
Neuropsychology. 2007 Sep;21(5):515-31. 
PMID: 17784800 [PubMed - in process]

Ghigo E, Aimaretti G, Corneli G: Diagnosis of adult GH deficiency. Growth Horm IGF Res. 2007 Aug 31; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17766155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Moreau J, Laurent-Vannier A, De Agostini M: [Standardization of the Children's Orientation and Amnesia Test, French version, to evaluate post-traumatic amnesia in children.] Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2007 Aug 20; [Epub ahead of print] French. 
PMID: 17765352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Vagnozzi R, Tavazzi B, Signoretti S, Amorini AM, Belli A, Cimatti M, Delfini R, Di Pietro V, Finocchiaro A, Lazzarino G: Temporal window of metabolic brain vulnerability to concussions: mitochondrial-related impairment--part I.
Neurosurgery. 2007 Aug;61(2):379-88; discussion 388-9. PMID: 17762751 [PubMed - in process]

Slobounov S, Slobounov E, Sebastianelli W, Cao C, Newell K. Differential rate of recovery in athletes after first and second concussion episodes. Neurosurgery. 2007 Aug;61(2):338-44; discussion 344. PMID: 17762746 [PubMed - in process]

SAFE Study Investigators; Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group; Australian Red Cross Blood Service; George Institute for International Health, Myburgh J, Cooper J, Finfer S, Bellomo R, Norton R, Bishop N, Kai Lo S, Vallance S: Saline or albumin for fluid resuscitation in patients with traumatic brain injury. N Engl J Med. 2007 Aug 30;357(9):874-84. PMID: 17761591 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Shames J, Treger I, Ring H, Giaquinto S: Return to work following traumatic brain injury: Trends and challenges. Disabil Rehabil. 2007 Sep 15;29(17):1387-95. 
PMID: 17729084 [PubMed - in process]
Hillary FG, Liu WC, Genova HM, Maniker AH, Kepler K, Greenwald BD, Cortese BM, Homnick A, Deluca J: Examining lactate in severe TBI using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Brain Inj. 2007 Aug;21(9):981-91. PMID: 17729050 [PubMed - in process]

Hessen E, Nestvold K, Anderson V: Neuropsychological function 23 years after mild traumatic brain injury: A comparison of outcome after paediatric and adult head injuries.
Brain Inj. 2007 Aug;21(9):963-79. PMID: 17729049 [PubMed - in process]

Preece MH, Geffen GM: The contribution of pre-existing depression to the acute cognitive sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 2007 Aug;21(9):951-61. 
PMID: 17729048 [PubMed - in process]

Dawson KS, Batchelor J, Meares S, Chapman J, Marosszeky JE: Applicability of neural reserve theory in mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 2007 Aug;21(9):943-9. PMID: 17729047 [PubMed - in process]

Stalnacke BM: Community integration, social support and life satisfaction in relation to symptoms 3 years after mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 2007 Aug;21(9):933-42. 
PMID: 17729046 [PubMed - in process].

Van Baalen B, Ribbers GM, Medema-Meulepas D, Pas MS, Odding E, Stam HJ: Being restricted in participation after a traumatic brain injury is negatively associated by passive coping style of the caregiver. Brain Inj. 2007 Aug;21(9):925-31. PMID: 17729045 [PubMed - in process]

Williams SE: Amantadine treatment following traumatic brain injury in children.
Brain Inj. 2007 Aug;21(9):885-9. PMID: 17729042 [PubMed - in process]

Van de Voorde P, Sabbe M, Rizopoulos D, Tsonaka R, De Jaeger A, Lesaffre E, Peters M; on behalf of the PENTA study group. Assessing the level of consciousness in children: A plea for the Glasgow Coma Motor subscore. Resuscitation. 2007 Aug 27; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17728046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Hofgren C, Esbjornsson E, Aniansson H, Sunnerhagen KS: Application and validation of the barrow neurological institute screen for higher cerebral functions in a control population and in patient groups commonly seen in neurorehabilitation. J Rehabil Med. 2007 Sep;39(7):547-53. PMID: 17724554 [PubMed - in process]

Dehail P, Petit H, Joseph PA, Vuadens P, Mazaux JM: Assessment of postural instability in patients with traumatic brain injury upon enrolment in a vocational adjustment programme. J Rehabil Med. 2007 Sep;39(7):531-6. PMID: 17724552 [PubMed - in process]