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Clinical Updates in Brain Injury Science Today

Clinical Updates in Brain Injury Science Today

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Clinical Updates in Brain Injury Science Today (or CUBIST), a product of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, is a podcast for health care providers. We tackle the controversial and breaking research that will help you feel connected to the latest information on traumatic brain injury. CUBIST is hosted by Inbal Eshel and produced and edited by Deborah Bailin. Subscribe through iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.For more information on TBI, including provider tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org.The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.

Latest Episodes

TBI, Athletic Trainers, and Girls’ High School Soccer and Basketball

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 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil. The views, opinions and findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy, or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. All music in this podcast was used according to Creative Commons licensing. Our theme song is "Dog Wind" by Skill_Borrower, and our credit music is "Esaelp Em Xim" by Pitx, both from CCmixter.org.

10 min2019 APR 2
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TBI, Athletic Trainers, and Girls’ High School Soccer and Basketball

Football Helmet Safety Ratings and Risk of Concussion

Betsy Myhre and Don Marion discuss football helmet safety. Colello, R.J., Colello, I.A., Abdelhameid, D., Cresswell, K.G., Merchant, R., & Beckett, E. (2018). Making Football Safer: Assessing the Current National Football League Policy on the Type of Helmets Allowed on the Playing Field. Journal of Neurotrauma, 1;35(11), 1213-1223. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2017.5446 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil. The views, opinions and findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. All music in this podcast was used according to Creative Commons licensing. Our theme song is "Dog Wind" by Skil...

11 min2019 JAN 3
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Football Helmet Safety Ratings and Risk of Concussion

Assessing Concussion in High School Athletes

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss concussion assessment methods for high school athletes. Publication: Currie, D.W., Kraeutler, M.J., Schrock, J.B., McCarty, E.C., Comstock, R.D. (2017). Time Trends in Concussion Symptom Presentation and Assessment Methods in High School Athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(14), 3368-3373. doi: 10.1177/0363546517725068 PubMed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28930492 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. All m...

9 min2018 JAN 17
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Assessing Concussion in High School Athletes

Effect of Memantine on Moderate TBI

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss whether a drug known for treating Alzheimer’s, which may have some neuroprotective effects, could improve short-term neurological function in patients with moderate TBI. Publication: Mokhtari, M., Nayeb-Aghaei, H., Kouchek, M., Miri, M.M., Goharani, R., Amoozandeh, A., Akhavan Salamat, S., Sistanizad, M. (2017). Effect of Memantine on Serum Levels of Neuron-Specific Enolase and on the Glasgow Coma Scale in Patients With Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1002/jcph.980 PubMed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28724200 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are...

6 min2017 DEC 8
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Effect of Memantine on Moderate TBI

Sport-related Concussion and NCATs

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss the use of neurocognitive assessment tests following sport-related concussions. Publication: Alsalaheen, B., Stockdale, K., Pechumer, D., Broglio, S.P., & Marchetti, G.F. (2017). A Comparative Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Concussion on a Computerized Neurocognitive Test and Self-Reported Symptoms. Journal of Athletic Training, 52(9): 834-846. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-52.7.05 Journal link: http://natajournals.org/doi/full/10.4085/1062-6050-52.7.05 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy ...

6 min2017 NOV 15
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Sport-related Concussion and NCATs

Sport Concussion and Neuroimaging

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss neuroimaging evidence of altered brain structure and function in concussed athletes with longer recovery times. Publication discussed: Churchill, N.W., Hutchison, M.G., Richards, D., Leung, G., Graham, S.J., & Schweizer, T.A. (2017). Neuroimaging of sport concussion: persistent alterations in brain structure and function at medical clearance. Scientific Reports 7, article number 8297. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07742-3 Nature publications link: http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-07742-3 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Departm...

7 min2017 OCT 17
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Sport Concussion and Neuroimaging

Can You Get a Brain Injury from Riding a Roller Coaster?

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss a study on the effects of roller coaster rides on the brain. Publication discussed: 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: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28683585 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. All music in this podcas...

8 min2017 SEP 12
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Can You Get a Brain Injury from Riding a Roller Coaster?

Cortical Thickness, Age and TBI

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss objective and quantifiable imaging markers of traumatic brain injury in relation to aging. Publication discussed: 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: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28657432 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by oth...

7 min2017 AUG 23
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Cortical Thickness, Age and TBI

Depression, Gender and Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Anne Bunner and Dr. Don Marion discuss a study comparing rates of depression in men and women following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Publication discussed: 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: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28529492 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decis...

7 min2017 AUG 15
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Depression, Gender and Traumatic Brain Injury

Sport Concussion Consensus Statement

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. Publication discussed: 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. Link: to paper http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2017/04/28/bjsports-2017-097699 Link to popular press coverage: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/well/move/moving-more-after-a-concussion.html CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. ...

8 min2017 JUL 27
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Sport Concussion Consensus Statement

Latest Episodes

TBI, Athletic Trainers, and Girls’ High School Soccer and Basketball

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 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil. The views, opinions and findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy, or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. All music in this podcast was used according to Creative Commons licensing. Our theme song is "Dog Wind" by Skill_Borrower, and our credit music is "Esaelp Em Xim" by Pitx, both from CCmixter.org.

10 min2019 APR 2
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TBI, Athletic Trainers, and Girls’ High School Soccer and Basketball

Football Helmet Safety Ratings and Risk of Concussion

Betsy Myhre and Don Marion discuss football helmet safety. Colello, R.J., Colello, I.A., Abdelhameid, D., Cresswell, K.G., Merchant, R., & Beckett, E. (2018). Making Football Safer: Assessing the Current National Football League Policy on the Type of Helmets Allowed on the Playing Field. Journal of Neurotrauma, 1;35(11), 1213-1223. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2017.5446 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil. The views, opinions and findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. All music in this podcast was used according to Creative Commons licensing. Our theme song is "Dog Wind" by Skil...

11 min2019 JAN 3
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Football Helmet Safety Ratings and Risk of Concussion

Assessing Concussion in High School Athletes

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss concussion assessment methods for high school athletes. Publication: Currie, D.W., Kraeutler, M.J., Schrock, J.B., McCarty, E.C., Comstock, R.D. (2017). Time Trends in Concussion Symptom Presentation and Assessment Methods in High School Athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(14), 3368-3373. doi: 10.1177/0363546517725068 PubMed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28930492 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. All m...

9 min2018 JAN 17
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Assessing Concussion in High School Athletes

Effect of Memantine on Moderate TBI

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss whether a drug known for treating Alzheimer’s, which may have some neuroprotective effects, could improve short-term neurological function in patients with moderate TBI. Publication: Mokhtari, M., Nayeb-Aghaei, H., Kouchek, M., Miri, M.M., Goharani, R., Amoozandeh, A., Akhavan Salamat, S., Sistanizad, M. (2017). Effect of Memantine on Serum Levels of Neuron-Specific Enolase and on the Glasgow Coma Scale in Patients With Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1002/jcph.980 PubMed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28724200 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are...

6 min2017 DEC 8
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Effect of Memantine on Moderate TBI

Sport-related Concussion and NCATs

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss the use of neurocognitive assessment tests following sport-related concussions. Publication: Alsalaheen, B., Stockdale, K., Pechumer, D., Broglio, S.P., & Marchetti, G.F. (2017). A Comparative Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Concussion on a Computerized Neurocognitive Test and Self-Reported Symptoms. Journal of Athletic Training, 52(9): 834-846. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-52.7.05 Journal link: http://natajournals.org/doi/full/10.4085/1062-6050-52.7.05 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy ...

6 min2017 NOV 15
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Sport-related Concussion and NCATs

Sport Concussion and Neuroimaging

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss neuroimaging evidence of altered brain structure and function in concussed athletes with longer recovery times. Publication discussed: Churchill, N.W., Hutchison, M.G., Richards, D., Leung, G., Graham, S.J., & Schweizer, T.A. (2017). Neuroimaging of sport concussion: persistent alterations in brain structure and function at medical clearance. Scientific Reports 7, article number 8297. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07742-3 Nature publications link: http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-07742-3 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Departm...

7 min2017 OCT 17
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Sport Concussion and Neuroimaging

Can You Get a Brain Injury from Riding a Roller Coaster?

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss a study on the effects of roller coaster rides on the brain. Publication discussed: 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: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28683585 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. All music in this podcas...

8 min2017 SEP 12
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Can You Get a Brain Injury from Riding a Roller Coaster?

Cortical Thickness, Age and TBI

Dr. Don Marion and Dr. Anne Bunner discuss objective and quantifiable imaging markers of traumatic brain injury in relation to aging. Publication discussed: 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: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28657432 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by oth...

7 min2017 AUG 23
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Cortical Thickness, Age and TBI

Depression, Gender and Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Anne Bunner and Dr. Don Marion discuss a study comparing rates of depression in men and women following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Publication discussed: 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: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28529492 CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decis...

7 min2017 AUG 15
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Depression, Gender and Traumatic Brain Injury

Sport Concussion Consensus Statement

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. Publication discussed: 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. Link: to paper http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2017/04/28/bjsports-2017-097699 Link to popular press coverage: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/well/move/moving-more-after-a-concussion.html CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. ...

8 min2017 JUL 27
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Sport Concussion Consensus Statement
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