Oculogica’s concussion test has received FDA clearance and takes some of the guesswork out of concussion assessment and does not require a baseline measurement for comparison. EyeBox uses eye-tracking to provide objective information to aid in the assessment of patients with suspected concussion via a four-minute test. Most concussion assessment methods rely on subjective measures or baseline testing.
BrainScope makes a portable medical device that can quickly assess a range of TBI. The company’s tech recently received clearance from the FDA for use as a “multi-modal, multi-parameter assessment,” to determine the likelihood that someone has suffered a “concussion” or “mild traumatic brain injury,” and evaluate how severe the injury may be. BrainScope One uses
With President Trump signing off on the 2018 Farm Bill, the federal government now fully recognizes hemp as a legal agricultural product. But while many reports are claiming that this means that CBD is also legal, that’s not quite correct. With a lot of misinformation flying around, and contradictions between state and federal laws, things are admittedly somewhat confusing. Hemp
Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. While cognitive therapy and antidepressants that increase serotonin can be effective treatments for depression, these treatments don’t work for more than a third of depressed patients. More recent theories of depression suggest that an imbalance in gut microbiota and dysfunction in the axis connecting the gut and the brain may be
A new study published in Circulation showed that fish oil, omega-3s, did not increase perioperative bleeding in surgery patients. In fact, higher blood omega-3 levels were associated with lower risk of bleeding. For this study, 1516 patients scheduled for cardiac surgery were randomized to omega-3s or placebo. The dose was 6.5-8 grams of EPA+DHA over 2 to 5 days before surgery,
Omega-3s are vital for cardiovascular health, cognitive function, and cancer prevention. But what happens when you don’t eat enough of them? The signs of an omega-3 deficiency are more subtle than you might think. Most of the symptoms one would experience without an adequate intake of omega-3 fatty acids are internal and have no real physical signs.
Disorders of sleep are some of the most common problems experienced by patients after TBI. It is important to recognize and treat these problems early to allow for optimal cognitive recovery, but because they are so common, the importance of treating them is often underestimated. In NeuroRehabilitation scientists address the interplay of sleep and TBI with the
Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E may help control genes involved in brain inflammation and body metabolism in patients with Parkinson’s disease, a study published in Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. Study participants were randomly divided into two groups: one taking 1,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed oil together with 400 IU of vitamin E supplements daily; and another
Using MRI to study the brains of young female athletes has helped researchers develop an objective way to monitor a concussion injury. By using a technique that combines both structural and functional MRI information, Western University researchers were able to identify three unique signatures – one that shows acute brain changes after an athlete has