Injuries from domestic violence can result in brain damage to 60% of domestic abuse victims according to research published in the journal Family and Community Health. You can read more by clicking here.
The number of adolescents diagnosed with concussions is growing, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. They recommend that adolescents be prioritized for ongoing work in concussion education, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
The study found that 56 percent of concussions were diagnosed in the emergency department, 29 percent in a physician's office, and the remainder in urgent care or inpatient settings. As such, outpatient clinicians should have the same confidence and competence to manage concussion cases as emergency physicians, Zhang said.
A 60 percent increase in concussions occurred from 2007 to 2014 (3,529 to 8,217), with the largest growth in ages 10-14 at 143 percent and 15-19 at 87 percent. Based on classification, 29 percent of concussions were associated with some loss of consciousness.
The findings appear online August 16, 2016, in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. Click here to read full article.
The University of California, San Francisco has posted information about a stem cell therapy clinical trial program for eligible individuals.
A registry has been created to identify potential participants and for future clinical research studies.
You may enroll in the participant recruitment registry for TBI research if you:
- Are age 18 or older
- Have suffered TBI
- Have ongoing symptoms as a result of the TBI
Note: Other inclusion and exclusion criteria apply for each study.
Further information can be obtained by clicking here.
Veterans returning to college following a traumatic brain injury may fact special challenges caused by headaches, sleep disturbances, pain, vision and hearing problems, dizziness, and mood changes. You may also feel overwhelmed or have difficulty staying focused.
Here is a link to an article with helpful information and resources. Click here.
Strong support systems at colleges and universities can help you through these challenges. However, it's important to be your own advocate and educate yourself about what resources are available.