Pain is one of the marvelous mechanisms your brain uses t tell you to stop and take care of yourself - to pay attention. At its best, pain can save your life. But sometimes it seems to misfire, to cause trouble rather than help.
Please join three UNM School of Medicine faculty members on a journey through the brain’s pathways to understand pain’s functions and the different types of pain. Learn a...
In a recent interview on Christiane Amanpour and Co.'s show (PBS 11-12-18) journalist and New York Times best-selling author Kurt Eichenwald discussed his trials and years dealing with Brain Injury from seizures starting at age 18.
Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, has examined the brains of 202 deceased football players. A broad survey of her findings was published on Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Of the 202 players, 111 of them played in the N.F.L. — and 110 of those were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative disease believed to be caused by repeated blow...
Repeated head impact (RHI) exposure predicts higher later-life plasma total-tau (t-tau) concentrations in former professional football players, suggesting that t-tau could be a candidate screening biomarker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
A subset of patients experiencing cognitive problems following traumatic brain injury (TBI) show evidence of diminished dopaminergic activity, suggesting that dopamine-enhancing therapies such as those used in Parkinson’s disease might be useful.
Circadian-related variations in body temperatures were found to be linked to arousal in people in vegetative or minimally conscious states in a newly reported study, suggesting a possible role for circadian rhythm manipulation in the treatment of severe brain injury.
Collaborative care, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), was linked with decreased reporting of post-concussive symptoms as well as fewer depressive symptoms among adolescents with persistent symptoms of concussion, a small randomized trial found.
Six months following treatment, a significantly smaller portion of the group that received collaborative care reported having post-concussive...
Military personnel who sustain one or more TBIs — the signature injury in military personnel deployed for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan — develop chronic neurological and psychological symptoms that can significantly impact their health and well-being.
In the U.S., the youngest football players are more likely to return to play less than 24 hours after a concussion than their older peers, researchers found. When a player who sustains concussion returns to the field before full recovery, less force is required to produce a second set of symptoms that are more protracted.