Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) is a description of the syndrome resulting from a mild injury to the brain. The general term for this and more severe brain injury is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Common terms include concussion and post-concussion syndrome. Common causes of MTBI include sports injuries and ...

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Introduction: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A mild head injury, also known as concussion, means that the brain has had a slight jolt and will need time to recover. Not all bumps to the head result in concussion. ...Source: Queensland Health1 ...

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Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

What are common TBI symptoms? TBI symptoms vary depending on the extent of the injury and the area of the brain affected. Some symptoms appear immediately; others may appear several days or even weeks later. A person with TBI may ...2

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Complications of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

While neurophysiological consequences of severe TBI are usually fairly obvious, the symptoms of mild TBI are often subtle and the long term disability resulting from mild TBI is largely unknown. ...Source: NICHD (NIH)3 ...

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Causes of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

These injuries can be caused by falls, car crashes or recreational activities like bike riding, skateboarding, skiing or even playing at the playground. More than half of concussions occur in children—often when playing organized sports such as football and ...4

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Diagnosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Measurements for Level of TBI: Health care providers sometimes rank the person's level of consciousness, memory loss, and GCS score. A TBI is considered mild if:

  • The person was not unconscious or was unconscious for less than 30 minutes.
  • Memory ...
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Treatments: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment for Mild TBI: Mild TBI, sometimes called concussion, may not require specific treatment other than rest. However, it is very important to follow a health care provider's instructions for complete rest and gradual return to normal activities after a ...5

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Prevention of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Can concussions be prevented? You can't prevent kids from getting hurt, but you can reduce the risk of brain injury with a few simple precautions. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Centers for Disease Control ...6

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Research for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

NIH Research on Concussion and the Brain Dr. Anne McKee is a pioneer in the study of athletes' brains and the damage to them by repeated blows to the head. In 2012, the National Football League (NFL) donated $30 million ...7

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References

  1. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 6/ 101/ 664/ minor-head-injury-in-children
  2. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ tbi/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ symptoms.aspx
  3. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ publications/ pubs/ TBI_1999/ Pages/ Introduction.aspx
  4. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ may2013/ feature1
  5. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ tbi/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ treatment.aspx
  6. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ spring17/ articles/ spring17pg28-29.html
  7. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ summer15/ articles/ summer15pg11.html

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