Tag Archives: traumatic brain injury

Abbott, Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota Collaborate to Launch the Nation’s Largest, Single-Center Prospective Study on Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers aim to develop a standard approach for evaluating and diagnosing traumatic brain injury, including concussion Study will include various evaluation methods, including analysis of blood-based biomarkers, eye tracking and imaging to help classify severity of head injury According to the … Continue reading

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Researchers at HCMC awarded grants for Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury

Last year the Minnesota State Legislature established the Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Grant Program (136A.901).   The grants support research into new and innovative treatments and rehabilitative efforts for functional improvement of people with spinal cord and … Continue reading

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Internationally recognized neurosurgeon Dr. Uzma Samadani joins HCMC

Dr. Uzma Samadani, whose research on concussion recently made headlines around the world, is joining the Department of Neurosurgery at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center that specializes in the treatment … Continue reading

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Former Olympic hopeful Kevin Pearce to visit TBI patients

On Thursday, April 9, 2015 snowboarder Kevin Pearce, who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2009 while training for the Olympics, will stop by Hennepin County Medical Center’s Traumatic Brain Injury Center to visit with and encourage TBI patients. … Continue reading

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Dramatic results in TBI research

Dr. Gaylan Rockswold and Dr. Sarah Rockswold, along with researchers at the  University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation report that the combined use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) and normobaric hyperoxia (NBH) therapies provides better outcomes in patients with severe traumatic … Continue reading

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Not protecting your noggin? Get your head in gear!

Before you hit the slopes this winter, the Traumatic Brain Injury Center at HCMC reminds skiers and snowboarders to “Get Your Head in Gear!”  Getting in gear means putting helmets on those heads to reduce the risk for brain injury.  Starting this Saturday … Continue reading

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Patient returns to HCMC to thank caregivers

On August 16, 2003, John Frank of Wabasso was involved in an accident where steel scaffolding fell from 6 feet landing on him, fracturing his skull, cheekbone and pelvis. He was immediately transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was diagnosed … Continue reading

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