Landmark Study Reveals Impacts of Neurological Conditions on Canadians

National study of neurological conditions show costs highest for traumatic brain injury 7.3 billion for 2011 to $8.2 billion in 2031. Results: The economic cost of death declines for most conditions following the projected decrease in proportion of death during the working age. Cost is greatest for TBI (from $63 million in 2011 to $48 […]

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Living with a Neurological Condition (Brain Injury) LINC Study – Brain Injury Survivors and Caregivers Required

Over the past few months exciting research has been going on with regard to neurological conditions. As is the case in most of these studies, researchers are looking for people to interact with to gather important information. Some of you have already responded to the call from the fall; some of you have started the […]

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PARTICIPANTS WANTED FOR STUDY – Participants will be compensated for their time and costs

Sleep/Wake Disturbance Following Traumatic Brain Injury; Impact on Recovery of Cognitive-Communication Performance Did you have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) 1 or more years ago? Since your injury do you have difficulty sleeping at night, or staying awake during the day? Do you also have trouble concentrating or staying focused for periods of time, following […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Can Resemble Lou Gehrig’s Disease: Study

Published: August 18th, 2010 AboutLawsuits.com The findings of a new study suggest that Lou Gehrig may not have actually had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which has become commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Instead the baseball legend may have been the victim of multiple traumatic head injuries, which could have led to a different condition […]

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One Voice Safer Canada Report

A report on collaboration from the Injury Alliance Collaborative Study Project Final Report 15/06/2010 Prepared By: Philip Groff, Ph.D., Study Leader Executive Summary In January 2009, the Chief Staff Officers (CSO) from four national injury prevention organizations, Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK Foundation, and ThinkFirst Canada, began meeting to discuss ways to work […]

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Exercise is brain food: The effects of physical activity on cognitive function

by MICHELLE PLOUGHMAN Keywords: Neurotrophin, neuroplasticity, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, BDNF, rehabilitation Abstract This commentary reviews selected biomedical and clinical research examining the relationship between physical exercise and cognitive function especially in youth with disability. Youth with physical disability may not benefit from the effects of exercise on cardiovascular fitness and brain health since they are […]

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A Review of Brain Neuroplasticity and Implications for the Physiotherapeutic Management of Stroke

by Michelle Ploughman Keywords: Stroke Recovery, Neuroplasticity, Rehabilitation The brain continually organizes itself from birth, during learning and development and during skill acquisition in adulthood. The brain can recruit adjacent undamaged areas, supplementary and association areas and ipsilateral pathways to varying degrees in response to brain injury. This occurs throughout life but is more evident […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury in Professional Football – An Evidence-Based Perspective

Released: 6/11/2010 5:25 PM EDT Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Newswise — Experts from Johns Hopkins Medicine hosted a press conference following a continuing medical education program on the epidemiology of head injury in professional football. The program was an evidence-based review of traumatic brain injury in the sport. The objectives of the conference on Traumatic […]

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Body checking in youth hockey increases injuries threefold, Canadian study finds; Minnesotans gather data

By Susan Perry | Published Wed, Jun 9 2010 9:56 am MinnPost.com Permitting body checking in youth hockey increases the risk of game-related injuries, including concussions, threefold, according to a Canadian study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). That finding will undoubtedly raise concern among the parents of the 35,000 […]

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Neuromatters, a quarterly newsletter targeted at people with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury, their family members and caregivers

Please find enclosed the most recent copy of Neuromatters. We hope that you will find it interesting and informative. This quarterly newsletter, published by Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, is targeted at people with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury, their family members and caregivers. NeuroMatters contains information on: * Research findings * The Ontario Neurotrauma […]

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Programmatic Research to Tackle Health and Health Equity

Announcement The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health and its partners announce a strategic initiative entitled “Programmatic Research to Tackle Health and Health Equity”. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support programmatic operating grants in population and public health research. Programmatic research involves connected sequences of conceptually related research projects, executed by […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence-Understanding the Intersections

This Special Collection offers information about the intersection between domestic violence and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). It provides advocates and other professionals with tools to screen for TBI within the context of domestic violence as well as presentations, articles, and other relevant resources on the topic. The purpose of this collection is to: 1) increase […]

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Technological Break Through – BrainScope Information

BrainScope Please visit us at http://brainscope.com/. Here you can learn about us and better understand our technology. For a comprehensive list of references related to the technology, you can visit http://brainscope.com/references/. In addition, investigators who have been studying the BrainScope have published numerous abstracts and posters listed below. Currently, clinical and engineering manuscripts have been […]

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The Evidence-Based Review of Moderate To Severe Acquired Brain Injury (ABIEBR)

The Evidence-Based Review of Moderate To Severe Acquired Brain Injury (ABIEBR) is a joint project to develop an evidence-based review of the literature for rehabilitation or rehabilitation-related interventions for ABI. The principle of the ABIEBR is to improve the quality of ABI rehabilitation by synthesizing the current literature into a utilizable format and laying the […]

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The First Person Project

reachAbility, a charitable organization committed to creating an even playing field for persons with all types of disability, asks Canadians with disabilities to share their experiences with employment in “The First Person Project,” a book being published in 2010. Whether you live with a physical, cognitive, visual, hearing, mental health or invisible disability, no matter […]

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Study Shows Potential Benefit for Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A 5-year study of patients with severe traumatic brain injury conducted at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis shows significant benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to improve brain metabolism and its ability to recover from injury. The results were recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Every year, more than […]

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SMARTRISK's "The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada"

Today marks the official release of SMARTRISK’s “The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada” report, which reveals that injury costs Canadians close to $20 billion each year. The numbers and costs are calculated both for unintentional and intentional injuries and the figures are broken down by province. You can find PDFs of the executive summaries […]

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Looking for Best Practices – Day Programming and Centres for ABI survivors

Hello from Halifax, The Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia, along with one of its partners, are trying to find best practice models for the delivery of day programming to individuals who have acquired brain injury. Can you let me know what kind of programming models exist in your provinces as well as contact information […]

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Hyperbaric treatment for acquired brain injury survivors in the US military

The treatment is going to be used on American soldiers coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq. Read more here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/12/prweb1807384.htm. Click on the link to the traumatic brain injury blog (in the first paragraph of the press release above) and then click on “Can TBI be Treated in the Same Way as Divers’ Bends?” in […]

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Full Recovery From Head Injury Unlikely

People who make a full recovery from head injury often report “mental fatigue” and feeling “not quite the same” – even though they scored well on standard cognitive tests. Now brain imaging experts with Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute in Toronto have found a distinct “brain signature” in patients who have recovered from head injuries that […]

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The Burden of Neurological Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries in Canada

The Burden of Neurological Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries in Canada The report provides estimates of the economic burden, disability-adjusted life years and hospital utilization associated with 11 neurological conditions. The report will serve as a baseline for future reports on the impact that neurological conditions have on individuals and the health care system in Canada. […]

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