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.

  • Gautschi OP, Cadosch D, Bauer S, Filgueira L, Zellweger R.
    [Heterotopic ossification - from the aetiology to the current management.]
    Unfallchirurg. 2008 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print] German. 
    PMID: 18566787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Lin KC, Chou CH, Chang WL, Ke DS, Kuo JR.
    The early response of mannitol infusion in traumatic brain injury.
    Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2008 Mar;17(1):26-32.
    PMID: 18564824 [PubMed - in process]
  • Tschuor C, Asmis LM, Lenzlinger PM, Tanner M, Haerter L, Keel M, Stocker R, Stover JF.
    In vitro norepinephrine significantly activates isolated platelets from healthy volunteers and critically ill patients following severe traumatic brain injury.
    Crit Care. 2008 Jun 18;12(3):R80. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18564410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Chen XR, Besson VC, Beziaud T, Plotkine M, Marchand-Leroux C.
    Combination therapy with fenofibrate, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor {alpha} agonist, and simvastatin, a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor, on experimental traumatic brain injury.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2008 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18562561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • French LM, Parkinson GW.
    Assessing and treating veterans with traumatic brain injury.
    J Clin Psychol. 2008 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18561183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Batten SV, Pollack SJ.
    Integrative outpatient treatment for returning service members.
    J Clin Psychol. 2008 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18561182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • von Elm E, Osterwalder J, Graber C, Schoettker P, Stocker R, Zangger P, Vuadens P, Egger M, Walder B.
    Severe traumatic brain injury in Switzerland - feasibility and first results of a cohort study.
    Swiss Med Wkly. 2008 Jun 14;138(23-24):327-334.
    PMID: 18561037 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Guzel A, Er U, Tatli M, Aluclu U, Ozkan U, Duzenli Y, Satici O, Guzel E,
    Kemaloglu S, Ceviz A, Kaplan A.
    Serum neuron-specific enolase as a predictor of short-term outcome and its correlation with Glasgow Coma Scale in traumatic brain injury.
    Neurosurg Rev. 2008 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18560914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Aufdenblatten CA, Altermatt S.
    Intraventricular catheter placement by electromagnetic navigation safely applied in a paediatric major head injury patient.
    Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18560840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Tamplin J.
    A pilot study into the effect of vocal exercises and singing on dysarthric speech.
    NeuroRehabilitation. 2008;23(3):207-16.
    PMID: 18560137 [PubMed - in process]
  • Behan LA, Phillips J, Thompson CJ, Agha A.
    Neuroendocrine disorders after traumatic brain injury.
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2008 Jul;79(7):753-9.
    PMID: 18559460 [PubMed - in process]
  • Hoane MR, Gilbert DR, Barbre AB, Harrison SA.
    Magnesium dietary manipulation and recovery of function following controlled cortical damage in the rat.
    Magnes Res. 2008 Mar;21(1):29-37.
    PMID: 18557131 [PubMed - in process]
  • Bendlin BB, Ries ML, Lazar M, Alexander AL, Dempsey RJ, Rowley HA, Sherman JE, Johnson SC.
    Longitudinal changes in patients with traumatic brain injury assessed with diffusion-tensor and volumetric imaging.
    Neuroimage. 2008 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18556217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Hellmich HL, Eidson K, Cowart J, Crookshanks J, Boone DK, Shah S, Uchida T,
    Dewitt DS, Prough DS.
    Chelation of neurotoxic zinc levels does not improve neurobehavioral outcome after traumatic brain injury.
    Neurosci Lett. 2008 May 23. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18556117 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Yoganandan N, Li J, Zhang J, Pintar FA, Gennarelli TA.
    Influence of angular acceleration-deceleration pulse shapes on regional brain strains.
    J Biomech. 2008 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18556004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Regulation of heme oxygenase-1 by transcription factor Bach1 in the mouse brain.
    Neurosci Lett. 2008 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18555605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Ghisleni G, Porciúncula LO, Mioranzza S, Boeck CR, Rocha JB, Souza DO.
    Selenium compounds counteract the stimulation of ecto-nucleotidase activities in rat cultured cerebellar granule cells: Putative correlation with neuroprotective effects.
    Brain Res. 2008 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18554575 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Llompart-Pou JA, Raurich JM, Pérez-Bárcena J, Barceló A, Ibáñez J, Ayestarán JI.
    Acute Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal Response in Traumatic Brain Injury with and Without Extracerebral Trauma.
    Neurocrit Care. 2008 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18551387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Thornton KE, Carmody DP.
    Efficacy of Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Interventions of QEEG-guided Biofeedback, Computers, Strategies, and Medications.
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2008 Jun;33(2):101-24. Epub 2008 Jun 13.
    PMID: 18551365 [PubMed - in process]
  • Viscomi MT, Florenzano F, Latini L, Amantea D, Bernardi G, Molinari M.
    Methylprednisolone treatment delays remote cell death after focal brain lesion.
    Neuroscience. 2008 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18550289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Kemp CD, Cotton BA, Johnson JC, Ellzey M, Pinson CW.
    Donor conversion and organ yield in traumatic brain injury patients: missed opportunities and missed organs.
    J Trauma. 2008 Jun;64(6):1573-80.
    PMID: 18545126 [PubMed - in process]
  • Larsen A, Kolind K, Pedersen DS, Doering P, Pedersen MO, Danscher G, Penkowa
    M, Stoltenberg M.
    Gold ions bio-released from metallic gold particles reduce inflammation and apoptosis and increase the regenerative responses in focal brain injury.
    Histochem Cell Biol. 2008 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18542984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Klementiev B, Novikova T, Korshunova I, Berezin V, Bock E.
    The NCAM-derived P2 peptide facilitates recovery of cognitive and motor function and ameliorates neuropathology following traumatic brain injury.
    Eur J Neurosci. 2008 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18540884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Bekinschtein T, Manes F.
    Evaluating brain function in patients with disorders of consciousness.
    Cleve Clin J Med. 2008 Mar;75 Suppl 2:S71-6.
    PMID: 18540151 [PubMed - in process]
  • Serruya MD, Kahana MJ.
    Techniques and devices to restore cognition.
    Behav Brain Res. 2008 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18539345 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Polderman KH.
    Induced hypothermia and fever control for prevention and treatment of neurological injuries.
    Lancet. 2008 Jun 7;371(9628):1955-69.
    PMID: 18539227 [PubMed - in process]
  • Jennings JS, Gerber AM, Vallano ML.
    Pharmacological strategies for neuroprotection in traumatic brain injury.
    Mini Rev Med Chem. 2008 Jul;8(7):689-701.
    PMID: 18537724 [PubMed - in process]
  • Kang YJ, Ku J, Han K, Kim SI, Yu TW, Lee JH, Park CI.
    Development and clinical trial of virtual reality-based cognitive assessment in people with stroke: preliminary study.
    Cyberpsychol Behav. 2008 Jun;11(3):329-39.
    PMID: 18537503 [PubMed - in process]
  • Hartings JA, Gugliotta M, Gilman C, Strong AJ, Tortella FC, Bullock MR.
    Repetitive cortical spreading depolarizations in a case of severe brain trauma.
    Neurol Res. 2008 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18534057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Ansari MA, Roberts KN, Scheff SW.
    A time course of contusion-induced oxidative stress and synaptic proteins in cortex in a rat model of TBI.
    J Neurotrauma. 2008 May;25(5):513-26.
    PMID: 18533843 [PubMed - in process]
  • Hrapko M, van Dommelen JA, Peters GW, Wismans JS.
    The influence of test conditions on characterization of the mechanical properties of brain tissue.
    J Biomech Eng. 2008 Jun;130(3):031003.
    PMID: 18532852 [PubMed - in process]
  • Struchen MA, Clark AN, Sander AM, Mills MR, Evans G, Kurtz D.
    Relation of executive functioning and social communication measures to functional outcomes following traumatic brain injury.
    NeuroRehabilitation. 2008;23(2):185-98.
    PMID: 18525140 [PubMed - in process]
  • Blicher JU, Nielsen JF.
    Does long-term outcome after intensive inpatient rehabilitation of acquired brain injury depend on etiology?
    NeuroRehabilitation. 2008;23(2):175-83.
    PMID: 18525139 [PubMed - in process]
  • Hutchison JS, Ward RE, Lacroix J, Hébert PC, Barnes MA, Bohn DJ, Dirks PB, Doucette S, Fergusson D, Gottesman R, Joffe AR, Kirpalani HM, Meyer PG, Morris KP, Moher D, Singh RN, Skippen PW; Hypothermia Pediatric Head Injury
    Trial Investigators and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
    Hypothermia therapy after traumatic brain injury in children.
    N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun 5;358(23):2447-56.
    PMID: 18525042 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Vandromme M, Melton SM, Kerby JD.
    Progesterone in traumatic brain injury: time to move on to phase III trials.
    Crit Care. 2008 May 29;12(3):153. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18522765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Romano JL.
    Custodial care-an unforeseen emergency for patients with traumatic brain injuries.
    J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008 May-Jun;23(3):189-90. No abstract available. 
    PMID: 18520434 [PubMed - in process]
  • Ballesteros J, Güemes I, Ibarra N, Quemada JI.
    The Effectiveness of Donepezil for Cognitive Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review.
    J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008 May/June;23(3):171-180. No abstract available. 
    PMID: 18520431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Rehabilitation outcomes in elderly patients with traumatic brain injury in Singapore.
    J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008 May-Jun;23(3):158-63.
    PMID: 18520428 [PubMed - in process]
  • Breed S, Sacks A, Ashman TA, Gordon WA, Dahlman K, Spielman L.
    Cognitive functioning among individuals with traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, and no cognitive impairments.
    J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008 May-Jun;23(3):149-57.
    PMID: 18520427 [PubMed - in process]
  • Ashman TA, Cantor JB, Gordon WA, Sacks A, Spielman L, Egan M, Hibbard MR.
    A Comparison of Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults With and Without Traumatic Brain Injury.
    J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008 May/June;23(3):139-148.
    PMID: 18520426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Tanriverdi F, Unluhizarci K, Kocyigit I, Tuna IS, Karaca Z, Durak AC,
    Selcuklu A, Casanueva FF, Kelestimur F.
    Brief communication: pituitary volume and function in competing and retired male boxers.
    Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jun 3;148(11):827-31.
    PMID: 18519929 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Keenan HT, Nocera M, Runyan DK.
    Race matters in the prosecution of perpetrators of inflicted traumatic brain injury.
    Pediatrics. 2008 Jun;121(6):1174-80.
    PMID: 18519487 [PubMed - in process]
  • Sesma HW, Slomine BS, Ding R, McCarthy ML; Children's Health After Trauma
    (CHAT) Study Group.
    Executive functioning in the first year after pediatric traumatic brain injury.
    Pediatrics. 2008 Jun;121(6):e1686-95.
    PMID: 18519472 [PubMed - in process]
  • Levin HS, Hanten G, Roberson G, Li X, Ewing-Cobbs L, Dennis M, Chapman S,
    Max JE, Hunter J, Schachar R, Luerssen TG, Swank P.
    Prediction of cognitive sequelae based on abnormal computed tomography findings in children following mild traumatic brain injury.
    J Neurosurg Pediatrics. 2008 Jun;1(6):461-70.
    PMID: 18518697 [PubMed - in process]
  • Kovesdi E, Tamas A, Reglodi D, Farkas O, Pal J, Toth G, Bukovics P, Doczi T, Buki A.
    Post-traumatic Administration of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide in Central Fluid Percussion Injury in Rats.
    Neurotox Res. 2008 Apr;13(2):71-78.
    PMID: 18515209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Ling GS, Marshall SA.
    Management of traumatic brain injury in the intensive care unit.
    Neurol Clin. 2008 May;26(2):409-26.
    PMID: 18514820 [PubMed - in process]
  • Hoane MR, Pierce JL, Holland MA, Anderson GD.
    Nicotinamide treatment induces behavioral recovery when administered up to 4 hours following cortical contusion injury in the rat.
    Neuroscience. 2008 Jun 26;154(3):861-8. Epub 2008 May 2.
    PMID: 18514428 [PubMed - in process]
  • Geeraerts T, Merceron S, Benhamou D, Vigué B, Duranteau J.
    Non-invasive assessment of intracranial pressure using ocular sonography in neurocritical care patients.
    Intensive Care Med. 2008 May 29. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 18509619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Häggström A, Lund ML.
    The complexity of participation in daily life: a qualitative study of the experiences of persons with acquired brain injury.
    J Rehabil Med. 2008 Feb;40(2):89-95.
    PMID: 18509571 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]