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Rehab input included in new TBI guidelines

The treatment for Oklahoma patients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury is typically based on established clinical practice guidelines. An update to guidelines for patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries being implemented in Canada could provide guidance for health professionals in the United States. The update was based on input from the rehabilitation professionals directly involved with many of the main aspects of patient care, from the initial assessment through follow-up care. The goal is to better address the many needs of TBI survivors.

New research shows hope for brain injury therapies

Oklahoma residents who may suffer from brain injuries might be interested in promising new research that could lead to new therapies. Neuron cells from the central nervous system, unlike most other cells, do not regenerate, making many brain injuries permanent. However, researchers may have discovered hope through experimentation.

Changes in myelin after mild TBIs

Oklahoma residents who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are likely to experience changes in their myelin. According to initial research that has been conducted with mcDESPOT magnetic resonance imaging, alterations in the myelin content in the brain are noticeable when an injury first occurs and three months afterward.

Brain injuries and portable brain scanners

People in Oklahoma who have a brain injury will likely have one of two types. An acquired brain injury is an injury that occurs during birth. Common causes of this type of brain injury include tumors, electric shock, lightning strikes, stroke and anoxic or hypoxic brain injuries. People can also sustain a traumatic brain injury, which is a change in brain function that is caused by an external force.

What to look for in children after a TBI

A child in Oklahoma or elsewhere who experiences a severe traumatic brain injury may be five times more likely to suffer from secondary ADHD. Children who experience a minor TBI are twice as likely to develop attention issues compared to a healthy individual. This is according to research conducted by individuals from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). The research followed children for an average of seven years after they experienced a TBI.

Catheter ablations on left side linked to brain lesions

Oklahoma residents who have received the treatment called catheter ablation may be interested to learn that research has linked it to brain lesions in some cases. Catheter ablation is used to treat irregular heartbeats, and the brain lesions may occur when the procedure is performed on the left side. The small study was published in the American Heart Association journal "Circulation" and called for more research on how the lesions could be avoided as well as on their impact.

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