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Military service members could experience worsening outcomes after mild blast concussion

May 18, 2017

U.S. military service members in Iraq and Afghanistan, who suffered a mild concussion from a blast injury, continued to experience mental health symptoms and a decrease in quality of life for at least 5 years after the incident, according to research published in JAMA Neurology.

“This is one of the first studies to connect the dots from injury to longer-term outcomes and it shows that mild concussions can lead to long-term impairment and continued decline in satisfaction with life,” Christine L. Mac Donald, PhD, lead author and associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, said in a press release. “Most physicians believe patients will stabilize 6 [months] to 12 months post-injury, but this study shows progression of post-concussive symptoms well after this time frame.”

Meeting News

Speaker discusses opioid crisis through a population health perspective

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Researchers: Mexican-Americans received less intensive care after stroke

May 16, 2017
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Points to consider when publicly disclosing research or discoveries prior to filing a patent application

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Welcome to the inaugural Intellectual Property Update. On a monthly basis, Intellectual Property Update will provide content related to an intellectual property topic of…

Military service members could experience worsening outcomes after mild blast concussion

May 18, 2017
U.S. military service members in Iraq and Afghanistan, who suffered a mild concussion from a blast injury, continued to experience mental health…

Meeting News

Speaker discusses opioid crisis through a population health perspective

May 17, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The key issue in opioid abuse is that addiction thrives among populations marked by violence, homelessness and employment…

Researchers: Mexican-Americans received less intensive care after stroke

May 16, 2017
Mexican-Americans who had a stroke were less likely to receive inpatient rehabilitation than non-Hispanic whites, according to researchers from the…

Points to consider when publicly disclosing research or discoveries prior to filing a patent application

May 15, 2017
Welcome to the inaugural Intellectual Property Update. On a monthly basis, Intellectual Property Update will provide content related to an…

Clinical News

Novel Amputation Technique Showed Benefits in Gait, Quality of Health

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Meeting News

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Research Trials in O&P

Non-Ambulatory SCI Walk Using a Robotic Exoskeleton: Effect on Bone and Muscle

O&P News, May 2017
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Researchers: Limiting patient mobility may not reduce falls

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CMS issues final rule on health insurance market for 2018

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Cortical nerve function for amputees may remain poor decades after surgery

April 13, 2017
Nerve cells that control sensation and movement in the hands may exhibit injury-induced changes for decades after patients undergo hand amputation…

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