All posts in 'Brain Injury'

Traumatic Brain Injury After a Fall From a Ferris Wheel

Posted on August 15th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A six-year-old girl suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from a ferris wheel at a fair in Tennessee last Monday night, according to ABC News. The fall spanned 35 to 45 feet to the ground and occurred around 6:15 p.m. The ferris wheel was operating at the Greene County..
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Kohler Portable Generators Recalled

Posted on August 12th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Some Kohler portable generators are being recalled due to a shock hazard. The generators reportedly have a wiring malfunction, which can pose a risk of electrical shock when an electrical device is plugged into the generator. Kohler portable generator customers should stop using the product immediately and contact Kohler to..
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A New Model to Study Brain Injury from Brown University

Posted on August 11th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A study out of Brown University finds that there may be a window for therapeutic intervention for brain injury, according to the principal investigator. The PI was Dr. Christian Franck, Ph.D., who is an assistant professor of engineering, and designed and oversaw the study. The device they used was simple...
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Madison, WI Follow Up

Posted on August 9th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A wedding reception was evacuated in Madison, WI due to high levels of carbon monoxide. More than two dozen were taken to the hospital, including one who fainted during the reception. The source of the gas was a generator being used to provide power to the band. Hypoxia is defined..
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During a Wedding Reception

Posted on August 8th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Dozens of people were taken to the hospital Saturday night in Madison, WI following an incident with carbon monoxide, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The incident forced the evacuation of a wedding reception at Salon Centinela, an indoor soccer club. Emergency personnel were called to the venue after someone..
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Immunotherapy Works For Some, But Not For All

Posted on August 5th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

By Jennifer Ball The premise of immunotherapy treatment for cancer is that it uses the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells with the vigor it attacks other diseases. We talked to Dr. Al Benson, professor in hematology/oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who is involved in..
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Dr. Nancy Pandhi Talks About New Health Website

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

The University of Wisconsin-Madison in collaboration with other universities is starting a web page to feature patient health experiences with different diseases, The first module they featured was about young people with depression. They will start to add more diseases and medical procedures, module by module. Dr. Nancy Pandhi,..
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Health Website Launched To Feature Patient Stories

Posted on August 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

The University of Wisconsin-Madison in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, Oregon Health & Science University, and Yale University started a health website designed to “let people better understand the diseases and conditions they’re facing,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The first module was focused on depression in young people. Thirty-eight..
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Student Project Is Designed to Save Lives in Airway Obstruction in Combat

Posted on August 1st, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Antonio Spina was the team leader of a group of biomedical engineering students at Johns Hopkins University who created CricSpike, an assistive cricothyrotomy device. It is designed to treat airway obstruction in combat. Airway obstruction is the second leading cause of preventable death in combat. Combat medics fail in cricothyrotomy,..
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Very Early Stage of Dementia Recognized

Posted on July 27th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

We talked to Dr. Zahinoor Ismail, a neuropsychiatrist at the University of Calgary and one of the researchers promoting a new survey whose results could be a sign of a very early stage of dementia. So, is this survey a good or a bad thing? The jury is still out...
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