The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has demonstrated how a specific assessment of the eye could potentially help properly diagnose and monitor concussions. According to a report, the findings were published this month in JAMA Ophthalmology. In what was the first study of its kind, the research term showed that quantitative pupillary light reflex metrics, which determines how the pupil responds to light and are obtained by using a hand-held device, could be used to differentiate adolescent athletes who suffered from a concussion from healthy adolescents. …Read the rest »
Category: Brain Injury
Brain Injury - Bisnar Chase Blog
Injuries to the brain are categorized as catastrophic injuries due to the lasting damage that they can cause and the huge effect on the victim’s life. If you know someone who has suffered a brain injury and needs representation, contact us and we’ll give help answer any questions you might have.
We provide this blog to keep our readers updated on severe brain injuries that happen in and around our community, and to keep people educated on the effects and recovery process for such injuries.
A new study from Henry Ford Health System’s Sports Medicine Research found that high school athletes in several sports are more at risk for concussions than previously recognized. According to a news report, the study also found that teens involved in sports need more time to recover from concussions than previously thought. The study’s results were published in Orthopedics, which is a nationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal for orthopedic surgeons. …Read the rest »
A recent study has determined that it may not be a good idea to drive for a while if you have suffered a concussion. According to a Healthday news report, researchers at the University of Georgia concluded that people who have concussions often have slower reaction times as a result and do more poorly in tests involving thinking skills after their injury compared to peers who don’t have concussions. …Read the rest »
A new study is showing that high school athletes are still sustaining brain injuries in increasing numbers, and young athletes who suffer concussions need at least a month to recover. These findings that were published in the journal Orthopedics observed 357 high school adolescents (62% males) who were on average 15 years old and were involved in sports from September 2013 to December 2016. The researchers looked at data related to athletes to sustained concussions during this period and compared these to historical data on concussions among young athletes. …Read the rest »
A new study shows that high school girls’ lacrosse players who aren’t required to wear flexible headgear are at a higher risk of getting a concussion from a stick or ball impact than boys’ lacrosse players. According to a news report, boys’ lacrosse players who do wear a hard shell helmet with full-face masks, still have the potential to suffer from a traumatic head injury.
A study that conducted separate tests on Canadian university football players found that concussions or traumatic brain injuries suffered while playing the sport could lead to loss of inhibition. According to Medicalxpress.com, these findings open new doors to predicting the impact of these debilitating injuries and raise questions about the long-term impact of contact sports. …Read the rest »
Less than half of patients with a sports-related traumatic brain injury such as a concussion recover within two weeks. The new research study challenges current perceptions that most people with sports-related head injuries recover within 10 to 14 days. The research’s authors at Axis Sports Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand, analyzed recovery time in nearly 600 patients in New Zealand treated during a two-year period for sports-related traumatic brain injuries. More than three out of four were male and their average age was 20. About 7.5% were under the age of 12. …Read the rest »
Deaths related to traumatic brain injuries from falls are increasing across the United States, according to a report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers used death certificate data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and trends for deaths from traumatic brain injuries that were caused by unintentional falls. …Read the rest »
When it comes to effectiveness in protecting soldiers from certain types of traumatic brain injuries, your great-grandfather’s World War I helmet might be just as effective, if not more effective, a new study by Duke University researchers has found. According to a news report on PBS, the study looks at the effects of overhead explosions. But it still raises questions about why today’s military helmet designs, with all the technological advances we have today, are not significantly better when it comes to head injury protection compared to helmets used more than 100 years ago. …Read the rest »
A new study is showing that when it comes to boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA), the effects of traumatic brain injuries are different for younger, current fighters and older, retired fighters. The study, which was published in the Dec. 23 2019 online issue of the journal Neurology, looked into whether there is a safe level of exposure for these athletes when it comes to head trauma. …Read the rest »