BRAIN FEATURES OF THE BLAST-EXPOSED WARRIOR

We study United States service veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), who were exposed to blasts during deployment. In this study, brain structure and func-tion are related to blast exposure and a wide range of functional and physiological outcome measures. Preliminary results should be available later this year.

This study is made possible through the support of the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, directed by Dr. Chrisanne Gordon.

 

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Former Army specialist Dan Hof, a veteran of the conflict in Iraq, sustained a concussion in 2005 while deployed and has been struggling with troubling symptoms of his injury ever since. Dan is one of the 20 participants in a study of mild traumatic brain injury in veterans led by Michael Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., at Einstein. In cooperation with the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, Dr. Lipton is using advanced MRI techniques and cognitive tests to investigate the effect of repeated combat-related blast exposures on the brains of veterans with the goal of improving diagnostics and treatment.

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PUBLICATIONS RELATED TO BRAIN FEATURES OF THE BLAST-EXPOSED WARRIOR

McClelland AC, Roman F, Mu W, Kim N, Lipton ML. White matter microstructural abnormalities in blast-exposed combat veterans: accounting for potential pre-injury factors using consanguineous controls. Neuroradiology, 2018 August 17 [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1007/s00234-018-2070-9.

Mu, W., Catenaccio, E., & Lipton, M. L. (2017). Neuroimaging in Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation, 32(1), 55–69. https://doi.org/10.1097/HTR.0000000000000213