• 1990s
  • During "the decade of the brain," the 1990s, an enormous amount of new information was published on the pathophysiology of TBI which demonstrated that prompt and intensive management leads to a markedly better prognosis. (reliasmedia.com)
  • patients
  • He was the co-developer of the assessment tool known as the Glasgow Coma Scale and made advancements in the care of patients with brain injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Russell observed that patients in the acute stage of a brain injury may demonstrate brief periods of sound memory of their surroundings, though such moments of clarity were nevertheless often found to be followed by further periods of confusion and amnesia. (wikipedia.org)
  • The scale can be adapted to be used for patients who are unable to communicate verbally. (wikipedia.org)
  • Elderly patients tend to have a higher incidence of brain contusions and multiple brain lesions, 6 which is likely caused by greater motion of a smaller brain within the cranium. (reliasmedia.com)
  • Coma is a presenting symptom in approximately 0.5-1% of emergency department (ED) admissions, 1 although the only paper addressing frequency of coma in the ED dates from 1934, citing coma as the presentation in 3% of admissions to the ED. 2 A more recent retrospective analysis found alteration of mental status in between 4% and 10% of ED patients. (reliasmedia.com)
  • mild
  • The specific sensory nerves inducing spasticity are identified using electromyographic (EMG) stimulation and graded on a scale of 1 (mild) to 4 (severe spasticity). (wikipedia.org)
  • study
  • A 1993 British study of deaths during the 1980s found flurazepam and temazepam more frequently involved in drug-related deaths, causing more deaths per million prescriptions than other benzodiazepines. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the European study, the median Glasgow Coma Scale score on hospital admission in both groups was 3 with an interquartile range of 3 to 5 in the group with normothermia and 3 to 4 in the group with hypothermia. (ahajournals.org)
  • The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of in vitro storage duration on the mechanical performance of brain tissue since measurements are usually carried out in vitro. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Let's see, the study was done in monkeys (not humans), and the results said absolutely nothing about proving the brain is "hard-wired" to make the best decisions possible. (blogspot.com)
  • stroke
  • Those high doses are enough to give a stroke to the doctors, nurses, and medics who think that CHF = Lasix (furosemide), but I am not writing this for people stuck in the 1980s. (researchblogging.org)
  • He is a recognized clinical, a translational scientist, has directed multicenter studies testing potential therapies against brain swelling, stroke, and hemorrhage. (neurocirugia.com)
  • death
  • In 1976 there was furore over a BBC Panorama Programme which questioned the criteria for the establishment of brain death in potential organ donors. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, combinations of high doses of benzodiazepines with alcohol, barbiturates, opioids or tricyclic antidepressants are particularly dangerous, and may lead to severe complications such as coma or death. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, we investigated the precise role of CYLD in models of neuronal cell death in vitro and evaluated whether CYLD deletion affects brain injury in vivo. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • activity
  • Furthermore, substantial fetal development occurs within the first 12 weeks (1st trimester) of pregnancy, including brain wave activity at 6 weeks, complete body sensitivity at 10 weeks, and all facial expressions (including smiling) at 11 weeks. (conservapedia.com)
  • once
  • The scale is first administered once a patient is conscious and able to communicate (either verbally or non-verbally). (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that the human brain -once thought to be a seriously flawed decision maker-is actually hard-wired to allow us to make the best decisions possible with the information we are given. (blogspot.com)
  • years
  • Background and Purpose -This report describes trends in the key indices of cerebrovascular disease over 6 years from the end of the 1980s in a geographically defined segment of the city of Perth, Western Australia. (ahajournals.org)
  • patient
  • Coma indicates a state in which the patient is not arousable at all to verbal or physical stimuli, and no attempt is made to avoid painful or noxious stimuli. (reliasmedia.com)
  • University
  • Bryan Jennett (1 March 1926 - 26 January 2008) was a Scottish neurosurgeon, a faculty member at the University of Glasgow Medical School, and the first full-time chair of neurosurgery in Scotland. (wikipedia.org)
  • He considered a permanent move to America after a one-year Rockefeller Fellowship at UCLA, but was headhunted in 1963 for a new combined NHS/University position in Glasgow. (wikipedia.org)
  • University of Glasgow. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • The WPTAS is the most common post-traumatic amnesia scale used in Australia and New Zealand. (wikipedia.org)
  • 4 Suicide is the most common cause of gunshot wounds to the brain in the civilian population. (reliasmedia.com)
  • results
  • This upper motor neuron condition results from a lack of descending input from the brain that would normally release the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), which serves to dampen neuronal excitability in the nervous system. (wikipedia.org)