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Second Impact Syndrome: What Every Parent and Coach Should Know

Posted on November 23, 2014 by Doehrman Buba

Last year, during a rugby practice, a 17-year-old Ottawa girl died of a suspected case of second impact syndrome. Researchers with the Boston University Centre for the Study of Traumatic Brain Injuries confirmed the cause of death. Second impact syndrome occurs when a person receives a concussion and then receives another blow to the head while still recovering from the initial concussion. Research done by the Sports Legacy Institute has shown that athletes are most at risk for this rare, but often fatal injury.   Because of the potential for sustaining a deadly second concussion if a first concussion is not handled properly, medical professionals agree that a concussion is not an injury that should be taken lightly. More on the Danger of Concussions Every year, millions of Americans receive a blow to the head known as a concussion. Signs of a concussion can be difficult to detect in some cases, such…
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What New Treatments Are Available For a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Doehrman Buba

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a US military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, has become the first military hospital in the world to use a new treatment method capable of detecting and monitoring non-convulsive seizures in patients with a TBI. The new diagnostic tool, also known as continuous electroencephalography (cEEG), has been widely used in civilian hospitals before arriving in Germany. Neurologists at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center claim that cEEG will allow them to treat previously undetected and potentially harmful seizures by digitally mapping the brain during the early stages of trauma. With the ability to monitor seizures as they happen, neurologists can identify and stop the most damaging symptom of a TBI, increasing the likelihood that patients can continue their path to recovery. What Are Common Symptoms of a Brain Injury? A TBI can cause a large variety of symptoms that include behavioral changes, depression, memory loss, headaches and seizures….
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What Can I Do If I Am Injured in a Bus Accident?

Posted on November 16, 2014 by Doehrman Buba

Four Megabus passengers present during the Chicago crash that injured 18 people have filed a lawsuit against the company. The bus was traveling from Atlanta to Chicago in bad weather when the driver swerved to avoid another car that had already crashed, causing the bus to flip over. An attorney representing the clients is investigating whether or not a malfunction in the windshield wipers led to the crash. Passengers reported hearing the driver complain about the windshield wipers malfunctioning and obstructing his view. The plaintiffs are suing the bus carrier for financial damages and medical expenses incurred in the aftermath of the wreck. More passengers who sustained injuries are expected to file suit. What Are Common Injuries After a Bus Crash or Automobile Accident? Bus crashes, truck crashes and other automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries and death in…
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