No abstract is available for this article. more
To use all functions of this page, please activate cookies in your browser.
With an accout for my.bionity.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter.
Clinical management of concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) is currently guided by expert‐derived consensus statements (Giza et al., 2013; McCrory et al., 2013; Graham et al., 2014). At present, concussed patients are advised to undergo an initial post‐injury period of physical and cognitive rest, until asymptomatic at rest and able to return to maximal exercise without symptom exacerbation. This conservative standard of care is in line with the Latin concept of primum non nocere, or ‘first, do no harm,’ and has been widely accepted particularly for brain injuries in children and adolescents, who may be more susceptible to the potential lasting consequences of concussion (Graham et al., 2014). However, such guidelines have been constructed in the absence of solid empirical evidence (Schneider et al., 2013). As a result, what exactly constitutes optimal management of a concussion remains unclear, including whether rest is the best approach, or whether active rehabilitation may provide greater therapeutic benefit.
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Abstract The single radial immunodiffusion assay has been the accepted method for determining the potency of inactivated influenza vaccines since 1978. The world‐wide adoption of this assay for vaccine standardisation was facilitated through collaborative studies that demonstrated a high ... more
Abstract Background Whether morbidity from the 1918‐19 influenza pandemic discriminated by socioeconomic status has remained a subject of debate for 100 years. In lack of data to study this issue recent literature have hypothesized that morbidity was “socially neutral”. Objectives ... more
Smart skin that can respond to external stimuli could have important applications in medicine and robotics. Using only items found in a typical household, researchers have created multi-sensor artificial skin that's capable of sensing pressure, temperature, humidity, proximity, pH, and air ... more
Some doctors may recommend that patients with the flu take acetaminophen, or paracetemol, to relieve their symptoms; however, a new randomized clinical trial found no benefits to the over-the-counter medication in terms of fighting the influenza virus or reducing patients' temperature or ot ... more
A new study that investigated the potential of certain psychological traits for predisposing heterosexuals to have negative attitudes towards homosexual people found that psychoticism - which is present in severe psychopathological conditions but may also contribute to less severe states of ... more