A blow to the head can lead to a major health problem called traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is a leading cause of injury-related death and disability, and those with even mild TBI may experience long-term changes that affect their thinking and emotions. Approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), clinicians and researchers are studying how to improve outcomes for patients with TBI and other types of brain injuries. Faculty members also are exploring new ways to facilitate rehabilitation after an injury. Much of this work is being done in collaboration with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.
Children’s Learning Institute, TIRR Memorial Hermann to enhance early development for infants with disabilities
Starting this month, researchers from the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and TIRR Memorial Hermann will begin testing the effectiveness of a parenting program on early learning and motor development of infants with spina bifida and infants with tone and strength difficulties, including cerebral palsy.Continue reading »
UTHealth researchers to study trauma patients for insights into PTSD
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are investigating whether post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a brain disorder that can affect multiple parts of the body and cause lifelong illnesses.Continue reading »
Neurodevelopment expert studies influence of traumatic brain injuries on children’s future health
Annually, more than 8 million children under the age of 17 sustain some physical injury and nearly half a million children sustain traumatic brain injuries. In an effort to address this major pediatric public health concern, a neurodevelopment expert at the Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has added a significant new study to her long-term research on the cognitive and psychological effects of pediatric brain injuries.Continue reading »
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