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Pierce Egerton

Oxygen Treatment Holds Promise For Those With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-concussion syndrome (PCS) are all too frequently the result of motor vehicle accidents. Those who suffer such injuries often endure long-lasting…

Pierce Egerton

Routine Head-Hits Can Cause Brain Injury in High School Football & Hockey Players

Various studies released this year have brought alarming news about sports and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). I wrote about some of these, Treatment for Brain Injuries In Young Up 60% -…

Pierce Egerton

Better Coordination of Psychological Health, TBI Programs For Military Needed

I see a lot of traumatic brain injuries (“TBI”) in my practice. Most are caused by workplace accidents and vehicle crashes. As one might expect, those brave men and women who serve in…

Pierce Egerton

Treatment for Brain Injuries In Young Up 60% – Football, Bicycling, Soccer & Playground Lead Tally

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sobering news for parents – emergency department visits for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among children and…

Pierce Egerton

A “Silent Epidemic”: Traumatic Brain Injury and Motor Vehicles

One might expect that motor vehicle accidents contribute to an overwhelming majority of traumatic brain injury (TBI) fatalities in North Carolina. Surprisingly (and sadly), even more TBI deaths are…

Pierce Egerton

A “Silent Epidemic:” Traumatic Brain Injury and Falls

In North Carolina, injury is the third-leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. In individuals between the ages of one and 44, injury causes more deaths than anything else. Traumatic…

Dan Deuterman

Interesting treatment uses hypothermia to prevent brain damage

Doctors around the country are experimenting with a new treatment that has been successful in protecting stroke victims and others from brain damage Physicians use cooling helmets, cooling pads and IVs to induce hypothermia, which decreases the brain’s demand for oxygen, thus reducing the likelihood of brain damage.Sounds like something you’d see on “House,” I know, but physicians are using this…

Dan Deuterman

Football players at highest risk for brain injuries

A California teen who suffered a massive brain injury while playing football has plenty of company: Football induces the most brain injuries of any sport in the United States. Scott Eveland, 17, of San Marcos, CA was injured during a recent high school football game. The only signs he was injured was appearing dazed and stumbling. He remains in a coma in critical condition. The very nature…

Dan Deuterman

Benoit's brain injuries may have caused his actions

We’ve blogged before about the devastating effects of brain injuries.Brain injuries can cause lasting and chronic medical conditions that seriously impede on quality of life. Research has shown that professional athletes who have suffered from concussions and other brain injuries can have lifelong problems as a result. But the updated news on the following story is, by far, one of the saddest….

Dan Deuterman

Study Finds Concussions Increase Risk of Depression

A recent study of retired NFL players found those who experienced at least three concussions during their careers had triple the risk of suffering from depression than those players who had no concussions. The study of 2,500 retired players, conducted through UNC-Chapel Hill Center for the Study of Retired Athletes and published in the journal of American College of Sports Medicine, said the…