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New blood test may help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

Once of the biggest medical challenges when it comes to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is the diagnosis of brain trauma. Physicians in Delaware and around the world have traditionally needed to depend on symptoms like headaches and sensitivity to decide whether a CT scan was necessary in concussion cases. However, a new blood test may be able to identify brain injuries with more certainty.

Studies find that brain injuries can lead to depression, anxiety

Many people are aware of how brain injuries can influence the nervous system and body functioning, but what about mental health? Recent studies have begun to uncover the emotional and psychological effects of brain injuries. This research may be critical to the recovery and treatment of concussion patients in Delaware and across the United States.

Parkinsons correlated with prior mild traumatic brain injuries

Science continues to uncover new information about the long-term effects of concussions. Recently, research concluded that those with mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) are at higher risk of developing Parkinson's Disease. Their findings suggest that Delaware residents who have had such a brain injury should be on the lookout for signs of this neurodegenerative disease.

Transitioning to college after brain injuries is a challenge

Around the world, a growing number of children are being diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI). One of the biggest challenges for Delaware children who suffer from brain injuries is managing their recovery while continuing with their educations and social lives. Researchers are now paying more attention to the science behind how best to transition a child back to school and then into college after such an injury.

Study shows brain injuries increase risk of dementia

Many people are aware of the immediate consequences of trauma to the brain. Delaware residents with brain injuries face large number of immediate challenges, from headaches through to loss of senses or functioning. But what are the long-term effects of this kind of trauma? According to a new study, increased risk of developing dementia is one of the previously unknown side effects of traumatic brain injuries.

brain injuries could lead to an earlier diagnosis of dementia

More information, studies and news stories continue to surface regarding the long-term damage concussions can have on the brain. Prior to recent years, physicians believed that the brain could heal from some traumatic brain injuries without any long-term consequences for patients, but studies now indicate otherwise. Delaware readers may be interested in the results of a recent study about possible long-term effects on patients who have had some sort of traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injuries may require intense and costly therapy

Negligence is defined as the failure to properly take care of something or someone. When physicians fail to adequately diagnose or treat someone in a timely manner, they can be deemed negligent. Drivers who fail to adhere to traffic laws can also be deemed negligent if their failure to drive safely harms another individual. In circumstances that negligence results in harm to another person, serious brain injuries, physical deformity and/or death can occur. Delaware residents may be interested in learning how a traumatic brain injury has impacted one family's life.

Delayed treatment can result in brain injuries, death

When a patient is received in a Delaware emergency room with a blocked artery around the heart, time is of the essence. Any delay in treatment can leave a damaged muscle, brain injuries or death due to a reduced blood flow to essential organs. A woman in another state has filed a lawsuit against her husband's emergency room physician following a horrific night of watching her husband linger for hours after the doctor declared him dead.

Football player's family files lawsuit after brain injuries

Recently, more discussions have occurred about the long-term impact of concussions that football players often suffer during play. Sadly, one young football player suffered irreversible brain injuries during a high school game after suffering a concussion. Delaware residents may be interested in reading the about family's lawsuit against the athletic trainer who examined the student following his injury.

Stuntman suffered fatal brain injuries on "The Walking Dead"

The television and movie industry has been wowing audiences in Delaware and across the country for years with their action scenes and often with the illusion of daring stunts. It is no secret that directors and actors often employ skilled stuntmen and stuntwomen to safely perform more dangerous scenes. For a stuntman, abiding by safety techniques is vital to his or her protection. One mother is claiming that the production company of the "The Walking Dead" did not provide enough safety measures to protect her son from suffering fatal brain injuries.

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