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July 2016 Archives

Study shows brain changes from concussions may linger

Louisiana residents who receive a concussion may show brain changes months or even years later according to a study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma in July. The study, which was conducted by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, examined 43 student athletes. The 21 athletes in the study who had never had a concussion did not show any changes to their brain. Those who had suffered a concussion had changes in size, connections and blood flow in the brain.

New research on intravenous drugs for TBI

Every year, many people in Louisiana are affected by traumatic brain injuries. A person who is injured in a serious car accident may sustain a traumatic brain injury that leaves them unconscious or paralyzed while an athlete playing contact sports might experience a mild concussion with symptoms like dizziness.

New intravenous treatments could help Louisiana TBI patients

Individuals who have had traumatic brain injuries may soon benefit from new intravenous treatments that are less invasive than traditional treatment options. TBIs range from mild concussions to violent injuries that result in long-term memory loss and other serious health issues. Approximately 2.5 million U.S. patients suffer from TBIs every year.