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The aim of this study was to ascertain whether SPECT and neuropsychological testing provide converging evidence of normal and abnormal regional cerebral function in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Four patients with mTBI were evaluated with SPECT and selected neuropsychological tests with putative localizing capabilities to specific(More)
During the National Neurotrauma Symposium 2010, the DG Research of the European Commission and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS) organized a workshop on comparative effectiveness research (CER) in traumatic brain injury (TBI). This workshop reviewed existing approaches to improve outcomes(More)
In this study we investigated sexual functioning in 52 outpatients with a history of traumatic brain injury to determine: (1) the prevalence of reported sexual dysfunction; and (2) the relationship between sexual functioning and age, severity and locus of injury, time since injury, and physical and cognitive function. Reports of sexual functioning indicated(More)
OBJECT This study was conducted to determine whether proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is a sensitive method for detecting diffuse axonal injury, which is a primary sequela of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Diffuse axonal injury is characterized by selective damage to white matter tracts that is caused in part by the severe inertial strain created(More)
a workshop on comparative effectiveness research (CER) in traumatic brain injury (TBI). This workshop reviewed existing approaches to improve outcomes of TBI patients. It had two main outcomes: First, it initiated a process of reorientation of clinical research in TBI. Second, it provided ideas for a potential collaboration between the European Commission(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To correlate deficient pituitary function with life satisfaction and functional performance in subjects with a recent history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). RESEARCH DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Eighteen subjects with TBI and 16 subjects with SAH underwent pituitary hormonal(More)
This is a case-study of a patient (ET) who suffers from prosopagnosia, in the context of impairment to cognitive functions, following traumatic brain injury. Despite severe perceptual difficulties in tests involving non-face stimuli and matching unfamiliar faces, ET showed evidence of "covert" recognition of familiar faces in a number of tasks. Although(More)
Three patients with severe traumatic brain injury demonstrated significant improvement in arousal and initiation after administration of tricyclic antidepressants. The first patient showed improved motor and speech initiation in response to amitriptyline following several months of functional plateau. The second patient was minimally responsive 2 months(More)
Antipsychotic agents, most often used for treatment of schizophrenia, are sometimes prescribed for the agitated patient with an organic brain disorder. We report the case of a brain-injured patient who was prescribed chlorpromazine for agitation and who developed a delusional state while taking this antipsychotic agent. The emergence of this delusional(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Our objective was to examine the agreement between adult patients with stroke and family member or clinician proxies in activity measure for postacute care (AM-PAC) summary scores for daily activity, basic mobility, and applied cognitive function. METHODS This study involved 67 patients with stroke admitted to a hospital within the(More)