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.

Turner GR, Levine B.
Augmented neural activity during executive control processing following diffuse axonal injury.
Neurology. 2008 Sep 9;71(11):812-8.
PMID: 18779509 [PubMed - in process]

Chen SF, Hsu CW, Huang WH, Wang JY.
Post-injury baicalein improves histological and functional outcomes and reduces inflammatory cytokines after experimental traumatic brain injury.
Br J Pharmacol. 2008 Sep 8. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18776918 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Ma M, Lindsell CJ, Rosenberry CM, Shaw GJ, Zemlan FP.
Serum cleaved tau does not predict postconcussion syndrome after mild traumatic brain injury.
Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Sep;26(7):763-8.
PMID: 18774039 [PubMed - in process]

Mihalik JP, Ondrak KS, Guskiewicz KM, McMurray RG.
The effects of menstrual cycle phase on clinical measures of concussion in healthy college-aged females.
J Sci Med Sport. 2008 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18771954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Robertson JV, Pradon D, Bensmail D, Fermanian C, Bussel B, Roche N.
Relevance of botulinum toxin injection and nerve block of rectus femoris to kinematic and functional parameters of stiff knee gait in hemiplegic adults.
Gait Posture. 2008 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18771925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Sanchez-Carrion R, Fernandez-Espejo D, Junque C, Falcon C, Bargallo N, Roig T, Bernabeu M, Tormos JM, Vendrell P.
A longitudinal fMRI study of working memory in severe TBI patients with diffuse axonal injury.
Neuroimage. 2008 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18771738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Vespa PM.
Intensive glycemic control in traumatic brain injury: what is the ideal glucose range?
Crit Care. 2008 Sep 1;12(5):175. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18771578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Dolce G, Quintieri M, Leto E, Milano M, Pileggi A, Lagani V, Pignolo L.
Dysautonomia and Clinical Outcome in Vegetative State.
J Neurotrauma. 2008 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18771395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Badjatia N, Carney N, Crocco TJ, Fallat ME, Hennes HM, Jagoda AS, Jernigan S, Letarte PB, Lerner EB, Moriarty TM, Pons PT, Sasser S, Scalea T, Schleien CL, Wright DW; Brain Trauma Foundation; BTF Center for Guidelines Management. Guidelines for prehospital management of traumatic brain injury 2nd edition. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2008;12 Suppl 1:S1-52. No abstract available. PMID: 18203044 [PubMed - in process]

Beauchamp K, Mutlak H, Smith WR, Shohami E, Stahel PF.
Pharmacology of traumatic brain injury - where is the "golden bullet"?
Mol Med. 2008 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18769636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Lange RT, Iverson GL, Franzen MD.
Effects of day-of-injury alcohol intoxication on neuropsychological outcome in the acute recovery period following traumatic brain injury.
Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2008 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18768292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Friedemann-Sánchez G, Griffin JM, Rettmann NA, Rittman M, Partin MR.
Communicating information to families of polytrauma patients: a narrative literature review.
Rehabil Nurs. 2008 Sep-Oct;33(5):206-13.
PMID: 18767402 [PubMed - in process]

Marcoux J, McArthur DA, Miller C, Glenn TC, Villablanca P, Martin NA, Hovda DA, Alger JR, Vespa P.
Persistent metabolic crisis as measured by elevated cerebral microdialysis lactate-pyruvate ratio predicts chronic frontal lobe brain atrophy after traumatic brain injury.
Crit Care Med. 2008 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18766106 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Bivona U, Ciurli P, Barba C, Onder G, Azicnuda E, Silvestro D, Mangano R, Rigon J, Formisano R.
Executive function and metacognitive self-awareness after severe traumatic brain injury.
J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2008 Sep;14(5):862-8.
PMID: 18764981 [PubMed - in process]

Fleming J, Riley L, Gill H, Gullo MJ, Strong J, Shum D.
Predictors of prospective memory in adults with traumatic brain injury.
J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2008 Sep;14(5):823-31.
PMID: 18764977 [PubMed - in process]

Taylor HG, Swartwout MD, Yeates KO, Walz NC, Stancin T, Wade SL.
Traumatic brain injury in young children: postacute effects on cognitive and school readiness skills.
J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2008 Sep;14(5):734-45.
PMID: 18764969 [PubMed - in process]
Draper K, Ponsford J.
Cognitive functioning ten years following traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation.
Neuropsychology. 2008 Sep;22(5):618-25.
PMID: 18763881 [PubMed - in process]

Morley EJ, Zehtabchi S.
Evidence-based emergency medicine/systematic review abstract. Mannitol for traumatic brain injury: searching for the evidence.
Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Sep;52(3):298-300. No abstract available. 
PMID: 18763356 [PubMed]

Cattelani R, Roberti R, Lombardi F.
Adverse effects of apathy and neurobehavioral deficits on the community integration of traumatic brain injury subjects.
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2008 Sep;44(3):245-51.
PMID: 18762734 [PubMed - in process]

Fayol P, Carrière H, Habonimana D, Dumond JJ.
Preliminary questions before studying mild traumatic brain injury outcome.
Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2008 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18760854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

McDonald S, Tate R, Togher L, Bornhofen C, Long E, Gertler P, Bowen R.
Social skills treatment for people with severe, chronic acquired brain injuries: a multicenter trial.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Sep;89(9):1648-59.
PMID: 18760150 [PubMed - in process]

Aquilani R, Boselli M, Boschi F, Viglio S, Iadarola P, Dossena M, Pastoris O, Verri M.
Branched-chain amino acids may improve recovery from a vegetative or minimally conscious state in patients with traumatic brain injury: a pilot study.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Sep;89(9):1642-7.
PMID: 18760149 [PubMed - in process]

Perez-Barcena J, Llompart-Pou JA, Homar J, Abadal JM, Raurich JM, Frontera G, Brell M, Ibanez JA, Ibanez J.
Pentobarbital versus thiopental in the treatment of refractory intracranial hypertension in patients with traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial.
Crit Care. 2008 Aug 29;12(4):R112. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18759980 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Olivecrona M, Zetterlund B, Rodling-Wahlström M, Naredi S, Koskinen LO.
Absence of electroencephalographic seizure activity in patients treated for head injury with an intracranial pressure-targeted therapy.
J Neurosurg. 2008 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18759609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Xiong Y, Lu D, Qu C, Goussev A, Schallert T, Mahmood A, Chopp M.
Effects of erythropoietin on reducing brain damage and improving functional outcome after traumatic brain injury in mice.
J Neurosurg. 2008 Sep;109(3):510-521.
PMID: 18759585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Baranova AI, Wei EP, Ueda Y, Sholley MM, Kontos HA, Povlishock JT.
Cerebral vascular responsiveness after experimental traumatic brain injury: the beneficial effects of delayed hypothermia combined with superoxide dismutase administration.
J Neurosurg. 2008 Sep;109(3):502-9.
PMID: 18759584 [PubMed - in process]

Harris OA, Bruce CA, Reid M, Cheeks R, Easley K, Surles MC, Pan Y, Rhoden-Salmon D, Webster D, Crandon I.
Examination of the management of traumatic brain injury in the developing and developed world: focus on resource utilization, protocols, and practices that alter outcome.
J Neurosurg. 2008 Sep;109(3):433-438.
PMID: 18759573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Tisdall MM, Tachtsidis I, Leung TS, Elwell CE, Smith M.
Increase in cerebral aerobic metabolism by normobaric hyperoxia after traumatic brain injury.
J Neurosurg. 2008 Sep;109(3):424-32.
PMID: 18759572 [PubMed - in process]

Curtis KL, Thompson LK, Greve KW Phd, Bianchini KJ.
Verbal Fluency Indicators of Malingering in Traumatic Brain Injury: Classification Accuracy in Known Groups.
Clin Neuropsychol. 2007 Nov 26;22(5):930-945. Epub 2007 Nov 26.
PMID: 18756393 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Greve KW, Ord J, Curtis KL, Bianchini KJ, Brennan A.
Detecting malingering in traumatic brain injury and chronic pain: a comparison of three forced-choice symptom validity tests.
Clin Neuropsychol. 2008 Sep;22(5):896-918.
PMID: 18756391 [PubMed - in process]

Adibhatla RM, Hatcher JF.
Altered lipid metabolism in brain injury and disorders.
Subcell Biochem. 2008;49:241-68.
PMID: 18751914 [PubMed - in process]

Leung LY, VandeVord PJ, Dal Cengio AL, Bir C, Yang KH, King AI.
Blast related neurotrauma: a review of cellular injury.
Mol Cell Biomech. 2008 Sep;5(3):155-68.
PMID: 18751525 [PubMed - in process]

Theodoros D, Hill A, Russell T, Ward E, Wootton R.
Assessing acquired language disorders in adults via the Internet.
Telemed J E Health. 2008 Aug;14(6):552-9.
PMID: 18729754 [PubMed - in process]

Mayers L.
Return-to-Play Criteria After Athletic Concussion: A Need for Revision.
Arch Neurol. 2008 Sep;65(9):1158-61.
PMID: 18779417 [PubMed - in process]

Mona D, Bouziane H.
[Return to sports following concussion]
Rev Med Suisse. 2008 Aug 6;4(166):1694-6, 1698-701. French. 
PMID: 18777732 [PubMed - in process]

Shuttleworth-Edwards AB.
Central or peripheral? A positional stance in reaction to the Prague statement on the role of neuropsychological assessment in sports concussion management.
Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2008 Sep;23(5):479-85.
PMID: 18775640 [PubMed - in process]

Mihalik JP, Ondrak KS, Guskiewicz KM, McMurray RG.
The effects of menstrual cycle phase on clinical measures of concussion in healthy college-aged females.
J Sci Med Sport. 2008 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18771954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Register-Mihalik JK, Mihalik JP, Guskiewicz KM.
Balance deficits after sports-related concussion in individuals reporting posttraumatic headache.
Neurosurgery. 2008 Jul;63(1):76-80; discussion 80-2.
PMID: 18728571 [PubMed - in process]

Cao C, Tutwiler RL, Slobounov S.
Automatic classification of athletes with residual functional deficits following concussion by means of EEG signal using support vector machine.
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2008 Aug;16(4):327-35.
PMID: 18701381 [PubMed - in process]

Topal NB, Hakyemez B, Erdogan C, Bulut M, Koksal O, Akkose S, Dogan S, Parlak M, Ozguc H, Korfali E.
MR imaging in the detection of diffuse axonal injury with mild traumatic brain injury.
Neurol Res. 2008 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18691451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Boutin D, Lassonde M, Robert M, Vanassing P, Ellemberg D.
Neurophysiological assessment prior to and following sports-related concussion during childhood: a case study.
Neurocase. 2008;14(3):239-48. Epub 2008 Jul 25.
PMID: 18654931 [PubMed - in process]

Gioia GA, Collins M, Isquith PK.
Improving identification and diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury with evidence: psychometric support for the acute concussion evaluation.
J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008 Jul-Aug;23(4):230-42.
PMID: 18650767 [PubMed - in process]

Lue A, Bapineedu K, Sori AJ, Fares L 2nd.
Severe anoxic brain injury from blunt chest trauma: a case study involving commotio cordis as an etiology of systemic anoxia.
Am Surg. 2008 Jul;74(7):663-5. No abstract available. 
PMID: 18646487 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kristman VL, Tator CH, Kreiger N, Richards D, Mainwaring L, Jaglal S, Tomlinson G, Comper P.
Does the apolipoprotein epsilon 4 allele predispose varsity athletes to concussion? A prospective cohort study.
Clin J Sport Med. 2008 Jul;18(4):322-8.
PMID: 18614883 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Solomon GS, Haase RF.
Biopsychosocial characteristics and neurocognitive test performance in National Football League players: An initial assessment.
Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2008 Sep;23(5):563-77. Epub 2008 Jul 9.
PMID: 18614333 [PubMed - in process]

Fuhrman SI, Karg PE, Bertocci GE.
Effect of wheelchair headrest use on pediatric head and neck injury risk outcomes during rear impact.
Accid Anal Prev. 2008 Jul;40(4):1595-603. Epub 2008 May 19.
PMID: 18606295 [PubMed - in process]

Schütze M, Kundt G, Buchholz K, Piek J.
[Which factors are predictive for long-term complaints after mild traumatic brain injuries?]
Versicherungsmedizin. 2008 Jun 1;60(2):78-83. German. 
PMID: 18595643 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Shuttleworth-Rdwards AB, Radloff SE.
Compromised visuomotor processing speed in players of Rugby Union from school through to the national adult level.
Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2008 Sep;23(5):511-20. Epub 2008 Jun 27.
PMID: 18585890 [PubMed - in process]

French LM, Parkinson GW.
Assessing and treating veterans with traumatic brain injury.
J Clin Psychol. 2008 Aug;64(8):1004-13.
PMID: 18561183 [PubMed - in process]

Majerske CW, Mihalik JP, Ren D, Collins MW, Reddy CC, Lovell MR, Wagner AK.
Concussion in sports: postconcussive activity levels, symptoms, and neurocognitive performance.
J Athl Train. 2008 May-Jun;43(3):265-74.
PMID: 18523563 [PubMed - in process]

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]

Greenwald RM, Gwin JT, Chu JJ, Crisco JJ.
Head impact severity measures for evaluating mild traumatic brain injury risk exposure.
Neurosurgery. 2008 Apr;62(4):789-98; discussion 798.
PMID: 18496184 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Schneiderman AI, Braver ER, Kang HK.
Understanding sequelae of injury mechanisms and mild traumatic brain injury incurred during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan: persistent postconcussive symptoms and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Jun 15;167(12):1446-52. Epub 2008 Apr 17.
PMID: 18424429 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Tkachev AV.
[Application of nootropic agents in complex treatment of patients with concussion of the brain]
Lik Sprava. 2007 Jul-Sep;(5-6):82-5. Russian. 
PMID: 18418926 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]



Packard RC.
Chronic post-traumatic headache: associations with mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, and post-concussive disorder.
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2008 Jan;12(1):67-73. Review.
PMID: 18417027 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Fleminger S.
Long-term psychiatric disorders after traumatic brain injury.
Eur J Anaesthesiol Suppl. 2008;42:123-30. Review.
PMID: 18289429 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Fujiki M, Kubo T, Kamida T, Sugita K, Hikawa T, Abe T, Ishii K, Kobayashi H.
Neuroprotective and antiamnesic effect of donepezil, a nicotinic acetylcholine-receptor activator, on rats with concussive mild traumatic brain injury.
J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Jul;15(7):791-6. Epub 2008 Apr 14.
PMID: 18407501 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Sawyer RJ, Hamdallah M, White D, Pruzan M, Mitchko J, Huitric M.
High School Coaches' Assessments, Intentions to Use, and Use of a Concussion
Prevention Toolkit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports.
Health Promot Pract. 2008 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18400880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Stevens ST, Lassonde M, de Beaumont L, Keenan JP.
In-game fatigue influences concussions in national hockey league players.
Res Sports Med. 2008;16(1):68-74.
PMID: 18373290 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Naunheim RS, Matero D, Fucetola R.
Assessment of patients with mild concussion in the emergency department.
J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008 Mar-Apr;23(2):116-22.
PMID: 18362765 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Wilde EA, McCauley SR, Hunter JV, Bigler ED, Chu Z, Wang ZJ, Hanten GR, Troyanskaya M, Yallampalli R, Li X, Chia J, Levin HS.
Diffusion tensor imaging of acute mild traumatic brain injury in adolescents.
Neurology. 2008 Mar 18;70(12):948-55.
PMID: 18347317 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Covassin T, Stearne D, Elbin R.
Concussion history and postconcussion neurocognitive performance and symptoms in collegiate athletes.
J Athl Train. 2008 Apr-Jun;43(2):119-24.
PMID: 18345335 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE