Neural activation during response inhibition differentiates blast from mechanical causes of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury.

@article{Fischer2014NeuralAD,
  title={Neural activation during response inhibition differentiates blast from mechanical causes of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Barbara L. Fischer and Michael Parsons and Sally Durgerian and Christine Reece and Lyla Mourany and Mark J. Lowe and Erik B. Beall and Katherine Koenig and Stephen E. Jones and Mary R. Newsome and Randall S. Scheibel and Elisabeth A. Wilde and Maya Troyanskaya and Tricia L. Merkley and Mark Walker and Harvey S. Levin and Stephen M. Rao},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2014},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={169-79}
}
Military personnel involved in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) commonly experience blast-induced mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). In this study, we used task-activated functional MRI (fMRI) to determine if blast-related TBI has a differential impact on brain activation in comparison with TBI caused primarily by mechanical forces in civilian settings. Four groups participated: (1) blast-related military TBI (milTBI; n=21); (2) military controls (milCON; n=22… CONTINUE READING