Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths.1 Every day, 138 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI. Those ...1

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Symptoms of 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 Traumatic Brain Injury

Although TBI may result in physical impairment and disability, its more frequent sequelae are deficits in cognition, behavior, and emotional functioning. TBI varies widely in its severity, largely depending on its specific neuropathology and the resulting impairment and disability. While ...3

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Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

“Head injuries are the most serious of the sports-related injuries, and although fatal head injuries are rare, they are the leading cause of death from a sports-related injury.” Haverkos says that about 21% of traumatic brain injuries in ...4

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Causes List for Traumatic Brain Injury

Some possible causes of Traumatic Brain Injury or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

It can be caused by a bump or blow to the head (closed head injury) or by an object penetrating the skull (called a penetrating injury). ...Source: NICHD (NIH)6 ...

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Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

How do health care providers diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI)? To diagnose TBI, health care providers may use one or more tests that assess a person's physical injuries, brain and nerve functioning, and level of consciousness. Some of these tests ...7

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Risk Factors for Traumatic Brain Injury

Anyone can experience TBI because it is caused by common events such as car crashes, sports injuries, and falls. However, certain groups of people are more likely to sustain a TBI. The age groups in which TBI is most common ...8

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Treatments: Traumatic Brain Injury

There are numerous approaches to TBI rehabilitation; most involve a traditional medical perspective. Common acute phase approaches include ICU/acute trauma and neurosurgical care, acute inpatient hospital rehabilitation, and subacute in-hospital care, such as coma management. Postacute approaches to ...9

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Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injury

That’s why the first thing you need to do is make sure you’re using the right helmet or other protective gear for your sport. And be sure it fits properly. ...Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)10 ...

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Research for Traumatic Brain Injury

The Institute also supports research to understand all aspects of TBI and stroke, including their underlying mechanisms, and to develop and assess medical rehabilitation therapies and interventions related to improving function, quality of life, and outcomes for stroke and TBI ...11

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References

  1. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ traumaticbraininjury/ get_the_facts.html
  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/ 2009/ June/ feature1.htm
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ tbi/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ default.aspx
  7. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ tbi/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ diagnose.aspx
  8. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ tbi/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ affected-risk.aspx
  9. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ publications/ pubs/ TBI_1999/ Pages/ NIH_Consensus_Statement.aspx
  10. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2009/ June/ feature1.htm
  11. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ pediatric/ researchinfo/ pages/ activities.aspx

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