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Brain injuries and sleep quality linked, study suggests

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on December 28, 2016

Louisiana patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may be interested to learn that, according to a study, there is a strong link between a person’s recovery and their sleep patterns. It was suggested that, if hospitals could take steps to help patients restore normal sleep cycles, patients may recover more quickly. The study…

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Traumatic brain injuries and how to handle them

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on November 08, 2016

When Louisiana bicyclists and motorcyclists are involved in accidents with motor vehicles, they have a high risk of suffering from traumatic brain injuries. It is important for people to understand what to do if a traumatic brain injury is suspected as early treatment may help to prevent secondary conditions and worsened prognoses. According to the Centers…

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Study of war veterans shows link between head injury and PTSD

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on October 05, 2016

Louisiana veterans who have experienced head injuries may be interested in a recent study of 1,600 Marine and Navy personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to researchers, blows or trauma to the head correlated strongly with the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. The Journal of the American Medical Association published the study, which…

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PTSD after a mild TBI

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on August 23, 2016

According to a recent study, victims of mild traumatic brain injuries are at a higher risk of also suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. These findings could affect the treatment options for Louisiana residents who have suffered mTBIs. Instead of concentrating on military personnel, a group that is often associated with PTSD, the study focused on examining the…

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Study shows brain changes from concussions may linger

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 27, 2016

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…

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New research on intravenous drugs for TBI

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 19, 2016

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. Researchers at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical…

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Children and traumatic brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 12, 2016

Many Louisiana adults and children alike suffer from traumatic brain injuries each year. In some cases, children who incur traumatic brain injuries do not get the type of care and monitoring that they need. According to a study that was published in the July 2016 issue of Pediatrics , between 1.1 million and 1.9 million children and…

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New intravenous treatments could help Louisiana TBI patients

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 08, 2016

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. Inflammation and signaling difficulties…

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The link between depression and traumatic brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on June 27, 2016

Louisiana residents who have incurred traumatic brain injuries are at a greater risk of also developing depression as a co-occurring disorder. According to the Mayo Clinic, people without any history of mental health issues before suffering brain injuries have a two to five times higher risk of developing depression than do others. Traumatic brain injuries…

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A brain injury test using MRI technology is in development

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on June 22, 2016

Louisiana residents may be aware that the nebulous nature of brain injuries can make it difficult for even skilled physicians to diagnose them accurately. Symptoms like fatigue, depression and lethargy are common among sufferers of a mild traumatic brain injury, but they are also presented by individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Doctors rely on…

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