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Boxing news: Patrick Day dies aged just 27 after suffering traumatic brain injury Saturday’s defeat to Charles Conwell

Boxing news: Patrick Day dies aged just 27 after suffering traumatic brain injury Saturday’s defeat to Charles Conwell

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Patrick Day has died at the age of just 27 after suffering a traumatic brain injury in his knockout defeat to Charles Conwell on Saturday night.Day was beaten in the final round of their ten-round super-welterweight battle at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago and never regained consciousness from the KO. Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA Patrick Day has died at 27 He underwent emergency surgery and was in a coma until passing away today. A statement from his promoter Lou DiBella said: “Patrick Day passed away today, October 16, 2019, succumbing to the traumatic brain injury he suffered in his fight this past Saturday, October 12, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. “He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his
Revised guidelines improve survival rates for traumatic brain injury patients

Revised guidelines improve survival rates for traumatic brain injury patients

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May 8 (UPI) -- People suffering severe traumatic brain injury may have a better chance of surviving when emergency medical responders follow certain guidelines before getting to the hospital, new findings show. When EMS workers focused on preventing low oxygen, low blood pressure and hyperventilation, survival rates for severe TBI patients doubled, according to research published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery. Survival rates tripled for people with TBI when EMS workers inserted breathing tubes, the researchers say. "This demonstrates the significance of conducting studies in real-world settings and brings a strong evidence base to the guidelines," Patrick Bellgowan, program director at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, said in a news release. "It suggests we can systema...
Changes to tiny blood vessels may help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

Changes to tiny blood vessels may help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

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April 30 (UPI) -- By finding changes to tiny blood vessels in the brains of people with traumatic injuries, researchers believe medical personnel could be able to make more precise diagnosis and treatment decisions.Researchers found that changes in the blood vessels may be linked to a range of cognitive symptoms after a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The research, which was led by the University of Pennsylvania, was presented Friday at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting and has not yet been published."The relationship between microvascular and structural injury in chronic TBI has been recognized for years, but underappreciated," Dr. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research Center at the Perelman School of Medicine at Pennsylvania, said in...
Army taps Zeriscope for study on traumatic brain injury

Army taps Zeriscope for study on traumatic brain injury

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Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has chosen Zeriscope, a provider of mobile telemedicine examination systems, to aid a study in mitigating the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury.Under the one-year award, the South Carolina-headquartered company's real-time streaming telemedicine platform will be used with its integrated wearable sensor kit to monitor heart rate variability.Heart rate variability, or HRV, is an important biomarker that can be used to help regulate the autonomic nervous system, attentiveness and emotional responses.HRV can be monitored and studied in out-of-the-laboratory settings using the company devices, improving research and the understanding of treatment options, Zeriscope said."Zeriscope technology may facilitate more objective evaluation of treatment impact that can als...
Veterans with traumatic brain injuries at risk for severe headaches years later

Veterans with traumatic brain injuries at risk for severe headaches years later

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TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- U.S. veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries may struggle with severe headaches years later, a new study finds.The study included 172 vets who served in Afghanistan or Iraq between 2 and 11 years before the study began. Half suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, during deployment; half did not.A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Besides headache, it can lead to post-traumatic stress, depression and sleep disorders, as well as problems with thinking and muscle control, the researchers explained.The researchers assessed the number of vets with the worst headaches, which were described as "disabling" or "severe." A disabling headache was one so bad the veteran stopped all activity and was bedridden...