Should We Develop Military-specific Normative Reference Data for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Research Paper Title Military-Specific Normative Data for Cognitive and Motor Single- and Dual-Task Assessments for Use in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment. Background Military personnel and civilian athletes are both at risk for mild traumatic brain injury. However, these groups are unique in their training and typical daily activities. A fundamental gap in the evaluation… Read More

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Can PTSD & TBI Negatively Impact Cognitive & Social Functioning?

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Sleep, and Performance in Military Personnel. Background Sleep disturbances, posttraumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury are highly prevalent in military personnel and veterans. These disorders can negatively impact military performance. Although literature evaluating how posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury directly impact military performance… Read More

Do Cognitive Impairments Associated with TBI Influence Performance requiring Working Memory & Basic Neural Processing?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Cognitive Performance in a Sample of Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members. Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered a signature injury from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the year 2000, over 370,000 U.S. active duty service members have been diagnosed with… Read More

Veterans: Complexity of Pain & Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Paper Title Five-year Pain Intensity and Treatment Trajectories of Post-9/11 Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background Pain is a pervasive problem that affects nearly half of the U.S. Veterans deployed in support of the Global War on Terror (Post-9/11 Veterans) and over half of the Post-9/11 Veterans with diagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI).… Read More

Intracranial Volume & Casualties of Combat-related mTBI & PTSD

Research Paper Title Brain Amygdala Volume Increases in Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background To identify amygdalar volumetric differences associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals with comorbid mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) compared with those with mTBI-only and to examine the effects of… Read More

Identifying Knowledge Gaps in Military-Related Risk Factors for Dementia

Research Paper Title Military-related risk factors for dementia. Background In recent years, there has been growing discussion to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder and how they may be linked to an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease in veterans. Methods Building on that discussion, and… Read More

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Post-Concussion Symptoms

Research Paper Title Long-Term Correlates of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Postconcussion Symptoms After Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan in the UK Military. Background The researchers assessed whether mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) reported by UK service personnel between 2007 and 2009 was associated with post-concussion symptoms (PCS) 7 to 8 years later. Methods A… Read More