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July 2016 Archives

Study finds long-term effects from concussions

Oklahoma residents may be interested in reading about a study regarding the long-term effects associated with concussions. According to a study at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, physicians found that a large amount of student athletes who suffered repeated concussions also suffered brain injuries that were not detected until months or years after their injury occurred.

Diagnosing traumatic brain injury in child athletes

Oklahoma residents may be aware that playing contact sports like football or rugby has been linked with degenerative brain diseases like chronic traumatic encephalopathy. While professional athletes have experienced medical professionals ready to help them with the latest diagnostic equipment at their disposal, not all of of the 44 million or so American children who regularly participate in sports are as lucky.

Understanding TBI complications in Oklahoma

After a traumatic brain injury, there is a chance for short or long-term complications. The severity of the injury may play a role in the type of and severity of any complications or other effects of the injury. For some, a brain injury may lead to several days or weeks spent in a coma or vegetative state. When in a coma, people are unaware of their surroundings and unable to react to outside stimulus.

Helping surgeons learn in Oklahoma hospitals

When evaluating a surgeon, an objective system is preferred by residents as well as those who train them. With an objective checklist, residents know what is expected of them as well as that they have the skills needed to be a safe and effective surgeon. At Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, residents are evaluated based on the Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills.

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