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OBJECTIVES To ascertain the natural history and to stratify risks for the development of late posttraumatic seizures in individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN Prospective, observational study of individuals with TBI admitted to 4 trauma centers within 24 hours of injury. SETTING Four tertiary care trauma centers in(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To better characterize, describe and highlight issues that individuals with TBI and active LPTS may face in their daily lives. DESIGN Prospective multi-centre mixed method qualitative and quantitative interview. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-five individuals, 5-13 years post-injury, who had reported having LPTS and TBI. MEASURES Disability(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relation among strength, balance, and swallowing deficits, as measured on rehabilitation admission, and functional outcome at discharge and 1 year after traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN Multicenter analysis of consecutive admissions to designated Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) facilities. SETTING Seventeen(More)
Ossification of the ligamentum flavum is a well reported clinicopathologic entity causing narrowing of the spinal canal and subsequent spinal cord compression. The patient described in this case report complained of 9 mo of middle and lower back pain, difficulty with balance, progressive gait disturbance, and recent onset of bladder retention. Magnetic(More)
INTRODUCTION Google Glass (Google, Inc) is a voice-activated, hands-free, optical head-mounted display device capable of taking pictures, recording videos, and transmitting data via wi-fi. In the present study, we examined the accuracy of coronary angiogram interpretation, recorded using Google Glass. METHODS Google Glass was used to record 15 angiograms(More)
A 35-yr-old man sustained an anoxic brain injury resulting from cardiac arrest, with subsequent extreme lethargy and lack of response to stimuli. The patient's lethargy was unresponsive to trials of several medications in attempts to increase arousal. Administration of twice-daily zolpidem 8 mos after injury resulted in a dramatic increase in the level of(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the mortality rates in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who were classified as having experienced late post-traumatic seizures (LPTS) in the first 2 years post-TBI compared to those who were seizure-free (non-LPTS). Participants were a pooled sample (n = 508) from two studies which enrolled individuals(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCD) in patients with spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Tertiary care referral center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Patients included have undergone a middle fossa craniotomy for repair of spontaneous CSF otorrhea(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of late posttraumatic seizures (LPTS) in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) ranges anywhere from 5% to 18.9% in civilian populations up to 32% to 50% in military personnel. OBJECTIVE This article reviews the current knowledge about the incidence and prevalence of LPTS following a TBI, the risk factors for developing(More)
To automate assessments of beginning readers, especially those still learning English, we have investigated the types of knowledge sources that teachers use and have tried to incorporate them into an automated system. We describe a set of speech recognition and verification experiments and compare teacher scores with automatic scores in order to decide when(More)