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‘Your Life After Trauma’ Radio: Trauma & Head Injuries by Michele Rosenthal Posted Thu 04 Aug 2011 7:00am It’s common to have a head injury and ignore it. We’ve witnessed the deaths of actress Natasha Richardson and Oxyclean spokesman, Billy Mays, due to unattended injuries related to head injuries. With this show we’re seeking to highlight what happens during a head trauma and what survivors need to know in order to regain optimal he ... Read on »
Concussions: What To Look For When Your Athletes Suffer A Head Injury by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Sat 07 Nov 2009 10:02pm Great post over at Varsity Parenting Head injuries are serious business – we’re talking about the brain here! Every athlete will respond differently from a blow to the head and some cases can be much more serious than others. Sometimes progressive symptoms can appear hours after the injury occurs. If one of my athletes suffers a hea ... Read on »
Mental Health Problems as a Result of Head Injury by Jeremiah D. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 12:52pm As anyone who has worked in correctional psychology knows, head injuries are often the underlying cause of both cognitive deficits and behavioral difficulties in offenders (not to mention rampant ADHD).  Both PsychCentral and Neurological Correlates have reviews of a really good article in the Wall Street Journal regarding recent research into ... Read on »
How to Recover from a Sports-Related Head Injury by Kodjoworkout Posted Sun 26 Aug 2012 11:30am Head injuries, primarily concussions, are one of the greatest dangers in sports.  From boxing, where athletes exchange blows to the cranium, to soccer, where players hit the ball with their skull, athletes regularly risk head injuries.  Even in more mundane sports, such as c ... Read on »
Paucis Verbis card: Pediatric blunt head injury by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 12:00am In this installment of the Paucis Verbis (In a Few Words) e-card series, the topic is Pediatric Blunt Head Trauma . This a particularly relevant topic given the recent press and discussions about CT irradiation and the cancer risk especially in pediatric patients. It's also relevant since Dr. Nate Kuppermann (UC Davis) just gave Grand Round ... Read on »
Patwari Academy videos: Pediatric head injury - To CT or not? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Sun 10 Feb 2013 12:00am When would you obtain a CT for a pediatric patient who sustained a head injury? This is a nice review, based on the 2009 Lancet PECARN study. In case this video doesn't play correctly, use this YouTube link . See also the  PV card with the PECARN algorithm . Reference Kuppermann N, et al; Pediatric Emergenc ... Read on »
Sequelae and Intervention Following Head Injury by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 Jan 2010 12:00am A great section from Neuropsychology and the Assessment of Mild to Moderate Head Injury by Dennis P. Swiercinsky, Ph.D. Note:  “Sequelae” means The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition I usually call them “after-effects”. My comments are in italics below. A mild head injury, such as from ... Read on »
2,000 players unite in suing NFL over head injuries by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 07 Jun 2012 2:09pm CNN reports today that a unified lawsuit on behalf of more than 2,000 National Football League players has been filed against the league in federal court, alleging that the NFL failed to acknowledge and address neurological risks associated with the sport and then deliberately failed to tell players about the risks they faced. The complaint u ... Read on »
Head Injuries and Seizures in Dogs and Cats by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Thu 27 Dec 2012 6:00am The link between head injuries (specifically traumatic brain injuries) and subsequent development of seizures in people is clear. So, I was surprised to learn that, until recently, no similar studies have been done in dogs and cats. I’d have thought that with the number of cases of hit-by-car, high-rise syndrome, etc., that we vets see, someone w ... Read on »
More Kids Who Play Basketball Suffering Head Injuries by Medline Plus Posted Mon 13 Sep 2010 6:00am While other types of injuries have declined, concussions have gone up 70 percent, study finds Monday, September 13, 2010 MONDAY, Sept 13 (HealthDay News) -- Children's basketball may be getting rougher or the kids may be bigger, but either way the number of head injuries is soaring, researchers report. ... Read on »