Launched in May 2017, this series is for health care providers treating service members and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Each episode offers a brief analysis of current research relevant to clinicians. Listen to or download episodes via SoundCloud, iTunes or Google Play.
In the first episode of CUBIST, we discuss research on how genetics and traumatic brain injury (TBI) interact to impact Alzheimer’s disease risk. Publication discussed: Hayes JP, Logue MW, Sadeh N, et al. Mild traumatic brain injury is associated with reduced cortical thickness in those at risk for Alzheimer's disease.Brain. 2017;140(3):813-825. doi: 10.1093/brain/aww344 PubMed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28077398
In this episode, Dr. Don Marion discusses two new studies about neurocognitive assessment tools, or NCATs Publications discussed:
- Cole WR, Arrieux JP, Schwab K, Ivins BJ, Qashu FM, Lewis SC. Test-Retest Reliability of Four Computerized Neurocognitive Assessment Tools in an Active Duty Military Population. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2013 Nov;28(7):732-42. doi: 10.1093/arclin/act040. Epub 2013 Jul 2. PubMed link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23819991
- Cole WR, Arrieux JP, Ivins BJ, Schwab KA, Qashu FM. A Comparison of Four Computerized Neurocognitive Assessment Tools to a Traditional Neuropsychological Test Battery in Service Members with and without Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2017 Apr 24:1-18. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acx036. PubMed link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28444123
In this episode, Dr. Anne Bunner discusses a study about early predictors of long-term outcomes following blast-related concussion.
MacDonald C.L., Barber, J., Jordan, M., Johnson, A.M., Dikmen, S., Fann, J.R., & Temkin N. (2017). Early clinical predictors of 5-year outcome after concussive blast traumatic brain injury. JAMA Neurology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.0143.
PubMed link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28459953
Link to interview with study’s lead author: www.kgw.com/news/health/study-h…-injuries/441539619
In this episode, Dr. Don Marion discusses a study on the usefulness of wearable sensors to measure head impacts.
Cortes, N., Lincoln, A., Myer, G.D., Hepburn, L., Higgins, M., Putukian, M., & Caswell S. (2017). Video analysis verification of head impact events measured by wearable sensors. American Journal of Sports Medicine. Published online. DOI: 10.1177/0363546517706703
PubMed link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28541813
In this episode, Dr. Anne Bunner discusses recent updates to 2012 guidelines from the Concussion in Sport Group, also known as the “Berlin consensus statement” on sport concussion.
McCrory P, Meeuwisse W, Dvořák J, et al. Consensus statement on concussion in sport—the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016. Br J Sports Med 2017;51:838-847.
PubMed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28446457
In this episode, Dr. Anne Bunner and Dr. Don Marion discuss a study comparing rates of depression in men and women following a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Lavoie, S., Sechrist, S., Quach, N., Ehsanian, R., Duong, T., Gotlib, I. H., & Isaac, L. (2017). Depression in Men and Women One Year Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A TBI Model Systems Study. Frontiers in Psychology, (8)634, eCollection. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00634
PubMed link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28529492
In this episode, Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss objective and quantifiable imaging markers of traumatic brain injury in relation to aging.
Savjani RR, Taylor BA, Acion L, Wilde EA, & Jorge R. Accelerated Changes in Cortical Thickness Measurements with Age in Military Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Jun 28. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5022. [Epub ahead of print]
PubMed link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28657432
In this episode, Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss a study on the effects of roller coaster rides on the brain.
Kuo, C., Wu, L.C., Ye, P.P., Laksari, K., Camarillo, D.B., Kuhl E. (2017). Pilot Findings of Brain Displacements and Deformations during Roller Coaster Rides. Journal of Neurotrauma, epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4893
PubMed link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28683585
Betsy Myhre, a nurse practitioner in the Clinical Practice and Clinical Recommendations group at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, and Don Marion, a neurosurgeon and senior clinical consultant at DVBIC, discuss the role of athletic trainers in identifying high school athletes with concussions and reducing overall and recurrent injury rates.
Pierpoint, L.A., LaBella, C.R., Collins. C.L., Fields, S.K., & Comstock, D. (2018). Injuries in Girls’ Soccer and Basketball: A Comparison of High Schools with and without Athletic Trainers. Epidemiology, 5:29. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40621-018-0159-6