Bump on the head can double the risk of getting dementia, reveals study

People who have a mild traumatic brain injury, even without loss of consciousness, may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia than individuals who don’t have these injuries, a study of U.S. veterans suggests

Bump on the head can double the risk of getting dementia, reveals studyWhile severe and even moderate brain injuries have long been linked to an increased risk of dementia, research to date on the link between milder brain injuries and cognitive decline has been mixed, particularly for cases when patients didn’t lose consciousness. For the current study, researchers examined data on almost 358,000 veterans, about 90 per […]

‘Neuropsychological rehabilitation has proven to be effective in patients with TBI’

Dr Douglas Katz, Professor, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Brain injury Program at Braintree in Boston, USA highlighted the problem of diagnosing concussion and post-concussion syndrome: Implications for rehabilitation

‘Neuropsychological rehabilitation has proven to be effective in patients with TBI’“Concussion or mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be a challenging diagnosis. Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) is largely a misnomer, especially for more prolonged, late phase disorders. Proper differential diagnosis and evidence base is necessary for effective, directed rehabilitative treatment,” he said. He added, “Pathophysiologic markers may be abnormal after resolution clinical symptoms or normal in […]

India: ‘NeuroRehabilitation is still in nascent stage’

With all eyes set for the global meeting of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation in Powai, Mumbai, Dr Abhishek Srivastava, Joint Organising Secretary of the 10th World Congress organised by World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) says, the whole concept of this four daylong conference is to discuss how can we rehabilitate people with brain injuries, stroke, Parkinson disease, about the recent advances and how can we bring medical community and rehab community together and bridge the gap

India: ‘NeuroRehabilitation is still in nascent stage’World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) is all set to host its 10th World Congress in India from 7th-10th February. This is the first time that the conference is being held in South East Asia and it is a big step for neurological rehab experts. Dr Srivastava said the theme of the conference is called “Neuro Technology […]

Motorcycle passengers more prone to head injuries, reveals study

Traumatic brain injuries were the most common type of injury for drivers and passengers, the study found. But passengers experienced this more often, in 40 percent of cases, compared with 36 percent of cases for drivers, the researchers report in JAMA Surgery

Motorcycle passengers more prone to head injuries, reveals studyMotorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a US study suggests. Researchers studied almost 80,000 motorcycle drivers and nearly 6,000 passengers who were involved in crashes between 2007 and 2010. Two-thirds of the drivers were wearing helmets, compared to only […]