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.


Blinman TA, Houseknecht E, Snyder C, Wiebe DJ, Nance ML. Postconcussive symptoms in hospitalized pediatric patients after mild traumatic brain injury. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1223-8. PMID: 19524745 [PubMed - in process]

Brahm KD, Wilgenburg HM, Kirby J, Ingalla S, Chang CY, Goodrich GL. Visual Impairment and Dysfunction in Combat-Injured Servicemembers With Traumatic Brain Injury. Optom Vis Sci. 2009 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19521270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Carver MD. Adaptive equipment to assist with one-handed intermittent self-catheterization: a case study of a patient with multiple brain injuries. Am J Occup Ther. 2009 May-Jun;63(3):333-6. PMID: 19522142 [PubMed - in process]

Cologan V, Schabus M, Ledoux D, Moonen G, Maquet P, Laureys S. Sleep in disorders of consciousness. Sleep Med Rev. 2009 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19524464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Cusimano MD. Canadian minor hockey participants' knowledge about concussion. Can J Neurol Sci. 2009 May;36(3):315-20. PMID: 19534331 [PubMed - in process]

Dash PK, Orsi SA, Moore AN. HDAC inhibition combined with behavioral therapy enhances learning and memory following traumatic brain injury. Neuroscience. 2009 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19531374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Dejong J, Donders J. A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the California Verbal Learning Test-Second Edition (CVLT-II) in a Traumatic Brain Injury Sample. Assessment. 2009 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19546480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2009 Jul-Aug;28(4):182-8. PMID: 19546729 [PubMed - in process]

Ferguson SD, Coccaro EF. History of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury and aggression in physically healthy participants with and without personality disorder. J Pers Disord. 2009 Jun;23(3):230-9. PMID: 19538079 [PubMed - in process]

Fritsch B, Qashu F, Figueiredo TH, Aroniadou-Anderjaska V, Rogawski MA, Braga MF. Pathological alterations in GABAergic interneurons and reduced tonic inhibition in the basolateral amygdala during epileptogenesis. Neuroscience. 2009 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19540312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Hart T. Treatment definition in complex rehabilitation interventions. Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2009 Jun 18:1-17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19544183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Hattori N, Swan M, Stobbe GA, Uomoto JM, Minoshima S, Djang D, Krishnananthan R, Lewis DH. Differential SPECT Activation Patterns Associated with PASAT Performance May Indicate  rontocerebellar Functional Dissociation in Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Nucl Med. 2009 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19525460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Hill PS, Ngo AD, Khuong TA, Dao HL, Hoang HT, Trinh HT, Nguyen LT, Nguyen PH. Mandatory helmet legislation and the print media in Viet Nam. Accid Anal Prev. 2009 Jul;41(4):789-97. Epub 2009 May 3. PMID: 19540968 [PubMed - in process]

Hwang J, Adamson C, Butler D, Janero DR, Makriyannis A, Bahr BA. Enhancement of endocannabinoid signaling by fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibition: A neuroprotective therapeutic modality. Life Sci. 2009 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19527737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Kane MJ, Citron BA. Transcription Factors as Therapeutic Targets in CNS Disorders. Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov. 2009 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19538158 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Kane MJ, Citron BA. Transcription Factors as Therapeutic Targets in CNS Disorders. Recent Pat Nanotechnol. 2009 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19534700 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Lane-Brown AT, Tate RL. Apathy after acquired brain impairment: A systematic review of non-pharmacological interventions. Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2009 Jun 15:1-36. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19533496 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Ma JH, Kim YJ, Yoo WJ, Ihn YK, Kim JY, Song HH, Kim BS. MR imaging of hypoglycemic encephalopathy: lesion distribution and prognosis prediction by diffusion-weighted imaging. Neuroradiology. 2009 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19533113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

McKee AC, Cantu RC, Nowinski CJ, Hedley-Whyte ET, Gavett BE, Budson AE, Santini VE, Lee HS, Kubilus CA, Stern RA. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Athletes: Progressive Tauopathy After Repetitive Head Injury. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2009 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19535999 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

McNett M, Doheny M, Sedlak CA, Ludwick R. Judgments of Critical Care Nurses About Risk for Secondary Brain Injury. Am J Crit Care. 2009 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19542058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Melcangi RC, Garcia-Segura LM. Sex-Specific Therapeutic Strategies Based On Neuroactive Steroids: In Search For Innovative Tools For Neuroprotection. Horm Behav. 2009 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19524584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Melo JR, Di Rocco F, Lemos-Júnior LP, Roujeau T, Thélot B, Sainte-Rose C, Meyer P, Zerah M.  Defenestration in children younger than 6 years old: mortality predictors in severe head trauma.  Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Mittal R, Vermani E, Tweedie I, Nee PA. Critical care in the emergency department: traumatic brain injury. Emerg Med J. 2009 Jul;26(7):513-7. PMID: 19546274 [PubMed - in process]

Mladinic M, Muller KJ, Nicholls JG. Central nervous system regeneration: from leech to opossum. J Physiol. 2009 Jun 15;587(Pt 12):2775-82.PMID: 19525562 [PubMed - in process]

Nesbitt J, Sawatzky JA. Using the Human Response to Illness Model to assess altered level of consciousness in patients with subdural hematomas. Can J Neurosci Nurs. 2009;31(2):6-12. PMID: 19522456 [PubMed - in process]

Nicholl J, Lafrance WC.  Neuropsychiatric sequelae of traumatic brain injury.  Semin Neurol. 2009 Jul;29(3):247-55. Epub 2009 Jun 23.

Nimmo AJ, Vink R. Recent patents in CNS drug discovery: the management of inflammation in the central nervous system. Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov. 2009 Jun;4(2):86-95. PMID: 19519558 [PubMed - in process]

Ookura R, Shiro Y, Takai T, Okamoto M, Ogata M. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of a severe heat stroke patient complicated with severe cerebellar ataxia. Intern Med. 2009;48(12):1105-8. Epub 2009 Jun 15. PMID: 19525609 [PubMed - in process]

Ownsworth T, Quinn H, Fleming J, Kendall M, Shum D. Error self-regulation following traumatic brain injury: A single case study evaluation of metacognitive skills training and behavioural practice interventions. Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2009 Jun 15:1-22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19533497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Pavlov KA, Gurina OI, Dmitrieva TB, Makarov AV, Chekhonin VP. Development of enzyme immunoassay of glial fibrillary acidic protein on the basis of recombinant antigen. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2008 Nov;146(5):599-604. PMID: 19526101 [PubMed - in process]

Pohlmeyer EA, Oby ER, Perreault EJ, Solla SA, Kilgore KL, Kirsch RF, Miller LE. Toward the restoration of hand use to a paralyzed monkey: brain-controlled functional electrical stimulation of forearm muscles. PLoS One. 2009 Jun 15;4(6):e5924. PMID: 19526055 [PubMed - in process]

Prabhakaran MP, Venugopal JR, Ramakrishna S. Mesenchymal stem cell differentiation to neuronal cells on electrospun nanofibrous substrates for nerve tissue engineering. Biomaterials. 2009 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19539369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Reistetter T, Abreu BC, Bear-Lehman J, Ottenbacher KJ.  Unilateral and bilateral upper extremity weight-bearing effect on upper extremity impairment and functional performance after brain injury.  Occup Ther Int. 2009 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print]. 

Rupich K. The use of hypothermia as a treatment for traumatic brain injury. J Neurosci Nurs. 2009 Jun;41(3):159-67. PMID: 19517766 [PubMed - in process]

Sakowitz OW, Kiening KL, Krajewski KL, Sarrafzadeh AS, Fabricius M, Strong AJ, Unterberg AW, Dreier JP. Preliminary Evidence That Ketamine Inhibits Spreading Depolarizations in Acute Human Brain Injury. Stroke. 2009 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19520992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Statler KD, Scheerlinck P, Pouliot W, Hamilton M, White HS, Dudek FE. A potential model of pediatric posttraumatic epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2009 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19520549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Tator C. Concussions are brain injuries and should be taken seriously. Can J Neurol Sci. 2009 May;36(3):269-70. No abstract available. PMID: 19534322 [PubMed - in process]

Thompson HJ. A critical analysis of measures of caregiver and family functioning following traumatic brain injury. J Neurosci Nurs. 2009 Jun;41(3):148-58. PMID: 19517765 [PubMed - in process]

Turner-Stokes L, Williams H, Johnson J. Goal attainment scaling: does it provide added value as a person-centred measure for evaluation of outcome in neurorehabilitation following acquired brain injury? J Rehabil Med. 2009 Jun;41(7):528-35. PMID: 19543663 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Utomo WK, Gabbe BJ, Simpson PM, Cameron PA. Predictors of in-hospital mortality and 6-month functional outcomes in older adults after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Injury. 2009 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19540490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Willemse-van Son AH, Ribbers GM, Hop WC, Stam HJ. Community integration following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: a longitudinal investigation. J Rehabil Med. 2009 Jun;41(7):521-7. PMID: 19543662 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Williams C, Wood RL. Alexithymia and emotional empathy following traumatic brain injury.    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2009 Jun 22:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

Willmott C, Ponsford J, Olver J, Ponsford M. Safety of methylphenidate following traumatic brain injury: impact on vital signs and side-effects during inpatient rehabilitation. J Rehabil Med. 2009 Jun;41(7):585-7. PMID: 19543672 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Zlotnik A, Gruenbaum SE, Artru AA, Rozet I, Dubilet M, Tkachov S, Brotfain E, Klin Y, Shapira Y, Teichberg VI. The neuroprotective effects of oxaloacetate in closed head injury in rats is mediated by its blood glutamate scavenging activity: evidence from the use of maleate. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2009 Jul;21(3):235-41. PMID: 19543002 [PubMed - in process]