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Inflammation After Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Personal Injury, Publications, Resources, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Tim March 2016 (450x800)Researchers identify how inflammation spreads through the brain after injury and Findings could transform understanding of brain injury, disease The concept of Traumatic Brain Injury being a “process” and not just an “event,” has been discussed by experts in recent years.  A new study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation may change our perception of neuro-degeneration. This new… Continue Reading

Yearly Neuropsychological Results

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Too often insurance company lawyers try to prove that a person gets well after moderate and even severe traumatic brain injury.  They do this as part of damage control in cases where a person sustains traumatic brain injury and complains of impairments years after the injury.  You need to hire a traumatic brain injury lawyer… 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

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Posted in TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Medical care usually begins when paramedics or emergency medical technicians arrive on the scene of an accident or when a TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury patient arrives at the emergency department of a hospital. Because little can be done to reverse the initial brain damage caused by trauma, medical personnel try to stabilize the patient… Continue Reading

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Posted in TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Rehabilitation is an important and critical part of the recovery process for a TBI patient. During the acute stage, moderately to severely injured patients may receive treatment and care in an intensive care unit of a hospital followed by movement to a step-down unit or to a neurosurgical ward. Once medically stable, the patient may… Continue Reading

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury Signs and Symptoms

Posted in TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Signs and Symptoms, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Some symptoms are evident immediately, while others do not surface until several days or weeks after the injury. With mild TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury, the patient may remain conscious or may lose consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. The person may also feel dazed or not like him- or herself for several days… Continue Reading

How Can We Prevent TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury?

Posted in TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Unlike most neurological disorders, head injuries can be prevented. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have suggested taking the following safety precautions for reducing the risk of suffering a TBI. Wearing a seatbelt when driving or riding in a car. Buckling children into a child safety seat, booster seat, or seatbelt (depending on… Continue Reading

What are the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Posted in TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Effects, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The results of traumatic brain injury vary widely in type and duration. A head injured patient may experience physical effects of the trauma such as headaches, movement disorders (e.g. Parkinsonism), seizures, difficulty walking, sexual dysfunction, lethargy, or coma. Cognitive symptoms include changes in judgment or ability to reason or plan, memory problems, and loss of… Continue Reading

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Posted in TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Neuroimaging, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
PET is a very uselful procedure in assessing brain function after brain injury.  When procedure results are compared to neuropsychological findings, treatment can be specified to enhance recovery. Definition Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging test that uses a radioactive substance (called a tracer) to look for disease in the body. Unlike magnetic resonance imaging… Continue Reading

Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Researchers found patients with traumatic brain injury suffered from major depression for a year after the injury.  A new study conducted by scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle revealed that traumatic brain injury may lead to major depression.   Other studies have documented the relationship between traumatic brain injury and depression. … Continue Reading