Potential Blood Test Identifies Concussion

An April 20 research article out of the University of California, Irvine in collaboration with other major universities has identified a panel of 6 plasma blood test markers to help diagnose acute concussion. One purpose of this blog is to provide up-to-date scientific information on traumatic brain injury (TBI), to the general public in a… Continue Reading


Glasgow Coma scale and TBI

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was created in 1974 by academics Bryan Jennet and Graham Teasdale to evaluate coma and impaired consciousness in an emergency setting. The scale employs three clinical findings: eye response, motor (muscle) response and verbal response. Scores ranged from 3 (deep coma) to 15 (fully aware). The desire was to create… Continue Reading


Neuropsychologists and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

As I have discussed in previous blogs, there is often no definitive test to detect a traumatic brain injury (TBI). CT scans and MRI scans are extremely insensitive to detecting brain injuries unless those injuries are severe. Glasgow coma scales which are used to assess a patient’s awareness in the emergency room immediately after accident… Continue Reading


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Children

This week the The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a detailed report to Congress describing the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on children. This blog has been committed to providing the latest news on a very hot topic. The public is paying attention, and Congress wanted answers. The news is not good. Children… Continue Reading


Flashing Lights and Traumatic Brain Injury

Many patients experience flashing lights when they experience significant head trauma. Flashing lights which are transient and well-connected to an immediate episode of head injury are usually of little consequence. Often individuals see stars in front of their eyes or strange visual patterns related to the traumatic episodes. What if unusual visual phenomenon or hallucinations… Continue Reading


Traumatic Brain Injury and Visual Fatigue

After head injuries, a traumatic brain injury, people often say their eyes are “tired.” If that seems vague, it is vague to me as well. Eye doctors want more specific information, but the complaint is real and common. Patients often state they want to close their eyes, they can only work on the computer for… Continue Reading


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