Articles related to BRAIN INJURY/CONCUSSION
No Strict Rest After Concussion and Other New Guidelines Released
Discover the latest guidelines on concussion management, which advocate for light physical activity and introduce new assessment tools, offering a more nuanced approach to patient care.
Neurology September 12th 2023
Source of Hidden Consciousness in ‘Comatose’ Brain Injury Patients Found
Columbia researchers have identified the specific brain injuries that may underlie hidden consciousness in brain injury patients. This discovery could enable physicians to more quickly identify affected patients and better predict recovery, moving the detection of cognitive motor dissociation one step closer to general clinical use.
Neurology August 22nd 2023
Defining the Neurologic Consequences of Preterm Birth
This review delves into the neurological consequences of preterm birth, highlighting the particular brain impairments and developmental obstacles that survivors experience. Learn about the most recent advances in advanced neuroimaging and potential treatments to improve outcomes.
Neurology August 8th 2023
New Link Between Sleep and Concussion Identified by Researchers
Unraveling the crucial role of sleep in the aftermath of sports-related concussions, a recent study underlines how the brain leverages sleep as a self-healing tool, hence emphasizing the clinical severity of such injuries and the potential implications for future treatment strategies.
Neurology June 28th 2023
Multidisciplinary Consensus Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
A 29-member specialist interest group (SIG) was formed, comprising representation from neurology, neuroradiology, anesthesia, neurosurgery, and patient advocacy. The SIG unanimously agreed on the scope and purpose of the guideline. Using a modified Delphi method, the SIG then created guideline statements for a number of question themes. A rigorous literature study, surveys of patients and healthcare professionals, and a review by numerous international experts on SIH all contributed to this process. Any patient presenting with orthostatic headache should be evaluated for spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) and its possible diagnosis. MRI of the brain with contrast and the whole spine should be used as first-line imaging. The non-targeted epidural blood patch (EBP) is the first-line treatment and should be performed as soon as possible. The authors discuss treatment ideas and present criteria for doing myelography based on the spine MRI result and response to EBP. There are also recommendations for conservative care, symptomatic headache treatment, and management of SIH consequences.
Neurology May 17th 2023
Decompressive Craniectomy versus Craniotomy for Acute Subdural Hematoma
Disability and quality of life results were comparable between decompressive craniectomy and craniotomy in individuals with traumatic acute subdural hematoma. More people in the craniotomy group underwent additional surgery, although the craniectomy group experienced more wound issues.
Neurology May 2nd 2023