Posts Tagged ‘EEG Test’

Sports Concussion Testing with Portable EEG

8th August 2011 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

A new study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation points to some interesting work being done using portable EEG systems to monitor sports concussions. The study analyzed results from almost 400 high school and collegiate football players during the 2008-2009 playing season in Milwaukee, WI. A total of 28 players sustained concussions during […]

The Link Between Sports Concussions and Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

9th May 2011 by Christian Elliott 1 Comment

Neuroscience researchers from Boston University recently confirmed that former NFL player Dave Duerson suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a serious degenerative brain disease. Duerson committed suicide in February, leaving behind a note (and sending a text message) for his family, asking that his brain be donated to the CSTE Brain Bank, also known as […]

Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

11th April 2011 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

A recent initiative from the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force highlights an important issue affecting millions of Americans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI): the lack of long-term TBI rehabilitation care for most people, including those with health care insurance. A letter from the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius […]

Portable EEG as a Diagnostic Screening Tool for TBI

10th September 2010 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

Interesting work being done with field-ready, portable EEG systems that are being tested as TBI triage units in hospital emergency departments.  The software algorithms that drive these EEG systems are becoming so sophisticated that a lightweight, simple EEG test is nearly as accurate as a traditional (and expensive/heavyweight) CT scan for TBI related cognitive impairment. […]

Future Diagnostic Options for Alzheimer’s, MCI, and Brain Injuries

25th August 2010 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

With the increasing waves of people at risk for Alzheimer’s and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), the health care industry is grappling with how to provide cognitive diagnostic tools that are easy to administer in a doctor’s office or health clinic, and do not require invasive procedures. Baseline cognitive assessments for memory are an obvious first […]