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MORE RESEARCH ON PITUITARY DYSFUNCTION AFTER TBI.

His study found that presence of at least one or two pituitary hormone dysfunction was 32%. While most pituitary dysfunction’s resolve within 12 to 24 monoths, a third of those with TBI might have ongoing problems, especially with the hormone known as human growth hormone. The diagnosis of this condition is not a blood test as...

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THE EMERGENCY ROOM MISSES MOST MILD TBI’s

Studies from Australia, as well as British medical journals have shown what most of us have long suspected. That is, that ER personnel are not keen on wading into a diagnosis of mild TBI. This is a major concern for those headed into TBI litigation because the EMT and ER records form the foundation for the...

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INSOMNIA AFTER MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Sleep disturbance after TBI is extremely common, yet it has been relatively ignored by researchers. In a 2008 study it showed that insomnia, largely goes undiagnosed. Sleep problems and deprivation can severely compromise the recovery process and lead to worse outcomes. Those suffering from sleep problems after TBI should go to the local hospital and sign up for...

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BRAIN BLOOD BARRIER INJURY IN MILD TBI

In a study of martial art and boxing athletes, who sustained repeated sub-concussive blows, it was found that the brain blood barrier, a protective highly regulated gateway into the central nervous system (the spine in the brain) was found to be damaged by trauma. The brain does not like large molecules. You may have heard that certain...

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TBI AND SUBSEQUENT DISEASE

Reviewing over 20 years of TBI research, the study found a significant association of prior TBI with subsequent neurologic and psychiatric diagnosis. They found higher rates of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, mild impairment, depression and bipolar disorder in individuals with a previous TBI compared to those without TBI. Analysis of mild TBI found no evidence that multiple TBI’s were...

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NEUROPSYCHOLOGY IN AN UPHEAVAL

Since 2014 Neuropsychologist in the United States have been engaged in a bitter battle over the proper way to address the part of their test batteries which try to determine if the patient is giving full effort or is faking it. (“malingering”) Effort testing is often used by the defense in particularly mild TBI cases. However while...