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Brain Injury Association of America Position on Definition of Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, TBI - What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Brain Injury Association of America published its position paper on the definition of traumatic brain injury entitled Conceptualizing Brain Injury as a Chronic Disease.  The organization tasked with providing legislation and lobbying for victims of traumatic brain injury, published its paper in 2009. The gist of the paper is that traumatic brain injury is… Continue Reading

Position Paper On Definition of Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemiology, TBI - What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Archives of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation published its Position Statement: Definition of Traumatic Brain Injury in November 2010.  This new definition will hopefully serve advocates of those clients and patients who sustain traumatic brain injury. This adds to the medical literature that supports the reality that brain injury need not involve loss of conciousness but… Continue Reading

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Posted in TBI - What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), traumatic injuries to the brain, also called intracranial injury, or simply head injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes brain damage. TBI can result from a closed head injury or a penetrating head injury and is one of two subsets of acquired brain injury (ABI). The other subset is non-traumatic brain… Continue Reading

Brain Damage

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Brain damage may occur due to a wide range of conditions, illnesses, injuries, and as a result of iatrogenesis. Possible causes of widespread (diffuse) brain damage include prolonged hypoxia (shortage of oxygen), poisoning by teratogens (including alcohol), infection, and neurological illness. Chemotherapy can cause brain damage to the neural stem cells and oligodendrocyte cells that… Continue Reading