Colorado residents contemplating surgery may be interested in a recent announcement by Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in North Carolina that a patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease had surgery for neurological problems at their facility on Jan. 18, 2013.
Colorado residents may welcome the results of recent neurological experiments carried out at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Present and future sufferers of brain injury from medical malpractice, car accident or any other cause may benefit from a device used in the study. It is currently estimated that 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries.
A concussion is caused by trauma to the brain that is usually the result of hitting the head on or with an object. Colorado skiers and football players who are at risk of suffering a concussion might wish to know that the Journal of Neurology recently published an article containing new findings about concussion trauma, healing and the risk of further brain damage.
While many Colorado residents may have heard about TBI, or traumatic brain injury, many may not know that most of these are actually minor injuries. This does not mean that minor TBI, or mTBI, is nothing to be concerned about. It was reported that mTBI is actually a major public health issue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers mTBI a silent epidemic.
Data released in October may indicate that traumatic brain injuries lead to more effects than the ones with which they're most commonly associated. Reports say that although many people are aware of the occurrence of symptoms such as vertigo, memory recall problems, headaches and dizziness, TBI sufferers and their loved ones are often caught off guard by the onset of personality changes.
Colorado readers may be interested in a new therapy for brain injuries that is now undergoing clinical trials across the nation. The study, known as "Protect," uses the hormone progesterone to reduce the dangerous swelling that often accompanies a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The swelling is what causes brain damage, so any therapy that reduces swelling would help to protect the brains of patients suffering from a TBI.
Colorado residents who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be very interested to learn of the results of a new study involving treatment of the debilitating trauma. It is believed that over two million people have been affected every year. Researchers now believe they may have found a possible cure discovered in a substance the human body produces naturally.
College football players have always been exposed to a high risk of traumatic brain injury, but the NCAA is now imposing standards that it hopes will lower that risk. The organization is focusing on brain injury prevention by tweaking rules in college football play in order to keep players safer.
A person might seem perfectly normal after experiencing a brain injury, but it can take a long time for cognitive issues to surface. The individual may return to work and discover that it is difficult to concentrate and stay on task. If a professional with the skill to diagnose brain injury doesn't correctly treat it, returning to a normal life might not be possible. In general, there are two kinds of brain injuries. The first is known as congenital. These types of injuries usually occur before or during birth. The second type is acquired. This can occur for a number of reasons including lack of oxygen, head trauma, stroke, disease or tumors. The severity of the disabilities varies depending on what the part of the brain that is damaged. Physical changes are more noticeable than cognitive changes, so the latter type of change may be harder to diagnose. The person with the injury may not even be aware of the change.