Monday, 13 February 2012

New Institute for Treatment of From Brain Injury in Veterans Opens

The Department of Defense has officially announced the opening of the new Traumatic Brain Injury section of the $1.03 billion hospital at Fort Belvoir.

The state-of-the-art new Traumatic Brain Injury Department was officially launched last week. Brain injury TBI services for veterans will now be consolidated between Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed-Bethesda in Maryland.

The new Traumatic Brain Injury Department combines extensive medical, psychological, physical and educational resources into a single centralized unit to enhance patient care. The center also includes state-of-the-art testing tools for traumatic brain injury, and cutting edge equipment for treatment of veterans who have suffered a brain injury.

According to representatives of the Fort Belvoir Hospital, the Traumatic Brain Injury Department will focus on developing treatment plans are tailored for each patient. The point is not to have one-size-fits-all cures for veterans who have suffered a brain injury, but to look for out-of-the-box strategies designed for individual patients who have suffered these injuries.

The military continues to invest heavily in traumatic brain injury research. Additionally, around the country, California veterans benefits lawyers have been encouraged to see other initiatives to find ways to prevent or reduce the impact of brain injuries affecting veterans. The Cleveland Clinic recently announced a partnership with Case Western Reserve University. The two centers have established an institute dedicated solely to develop prevention strategies for brain injuries. The new initiative will attack not just brain injuries affecting service members, but also those that are caused as a result of automobile accidents and sports injuries.

The Cleveland Clinic is also involved in cutting edge TBI research on its own. The Clinic is currently developing biomarker TBI diagnostic tests and is conducting experiments on an i-Pad app to detect sports-related concussions.