Are Elevations in Tau Associated with Symptom Severity after Traumatic Brain Injury?

Research Paper Title Elevated Tau in Military Personnel Relates to Chronic Symptoms Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Background To understand the relationships between traumatic brain injury (TBI), blood biomarkers, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and postconcussive syndrome symptoms. This was a cross-sectional cohort study using multivariate analyses. Methods One hundred nine military personnel… Read More

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What are the Predictors of Attendance & Dropout of PTSD Treatment for Active Duty Service Members?

Research Paper Title Predictors of attendance and dropout in three randomized controlled trials of PTSD treatment for active duty service members. Abstract Dropout from first-line posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatments is a significant problem. The researchers reported rates and predictors of attendance and dropout in three clinical trials of evidence-based PTSD treatments in military service… Read More

What are the Differences in PTSD, Depression, & Symptoms for Combat vs Non-Combat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Research Paper Title Differences in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Attribution of Symptoms in Service Members With Combat Versus Noncombat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background This study compares combat-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to non-combat-related mTBI in rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression after injury, severity of postconcussive symptoms (PCSs), and attribution… Read More

Could Abnormal Gamma Activities be a proxy for GABA-ergic Interneuron Dysfunction and/or a Promising Neuroimaging Marker of Insidious Mild Head Injuries?

Research Paper Title Marked Increases in Resting-State MEG Gamma-Band Activity in Combat-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background Combat-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a leading cause of sustained impairments in military service members and veterans. Recent animal studies show that GABA-ergic parvalbumin-positive interneurons are susceptible to brain injury, with damage causing abnormal increases in… Read More

Can We Predict treatment Response to Cognitive Rehabilitation in Military Personnel with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Research Paper Title Predicting treatment response to cognitive rehabilitation in military service members with mild traumatic brain injury. Background Determine factors that affect responsiveness to cognitive rehabilitation (CR) interventions in service members (SMs) who sustained mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Methods 126 SMs with a history of mTBI 3 to 24 months postinjury participated in… Read More

Improving Diagnosis & Treatment in Military Brain Trauma

Research Paper Title Enigma Military Brain Trauma: A Coordinated Meta-Analysis of Diffusion MRI from Multiple Cohorts. Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of morbidity in military Veterans and Service Members. While most individuals recover fully from mild injuries within weeks, some continue to experience symptoms including headaches, disrupted sleep, and other cognitive,… Read More

Do PTSD Symptoms, TBI, & Neurocognitive Decrements Contribute to Sustained Emotional Neurocognitive Symptoms over Time?

Research Paper Title Longitudinal Associations among Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Neurocognitive Functioning in Army Soldiers Deployed to the Iraq War. Background Military deployment is associated with increased risk of adverse emotional and cognitive outcomes. Longitudinal associations involving posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relatively mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), and neurocognitive compromise are… Read More