Brain Injury without Concussions

Even without evidence of concussion, football players are doing damage to their brains. The study tested the blood of American football college players for brain injury biomarkers and found evidence of disruption to the brain blood barrier even in the absence of concussion.  The protein S100B can trigger autoimmune response and in subsequent injuries leak back to…

Children and Concussions

This study seems to show that following a concussion   alterations to brain white matter integrity persists even when cognitive tests indicate recovery. This means that children who have suffered head injuries may be returning to their activities even though their brain hasn’t fully healed. This could put them in greater danger should a second injury occur.…

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: No Effect on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for mild traumatic injury provides no benefit. At least for this protocol, hyperbaric oxygen treatment is no better than placebo. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23031217 J Neurotrauma. 2012 Nov 20;29(17):2606-12. doi: 10.1089/neu.2012.2549. Epub 2012 Nov 9. The effect of hyperbaric oxygen on symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury. Abstract Abstract In this single-center, double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled,…