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    Traumatic Brain Injury: Living with TBI and the effects on individual and caregivers Traumatic Brain Injury is otherwise known as TBI. “Traumatic brain injury‚ a form of acquired brain injury‚ occurs when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object‚ or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue” (NINDS‚ 2010). There are two main types of TBI‚ closed head injuries such as head hitting a windshield and penetrating

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    Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury‚ also called acquired brain injury or simply head injury‚ is a result of a sudden blow to the head when an external force is applied causing a disruption of the physiological stability of the brain locally. It can also occur when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue and when elevation in the intracranial pressure occurs and potentially dramatic changes in the blood flow within and to the brain. These changes may produce a diminished

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    Definition Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a nondegenerative‚ noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force‚ possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive‚ physical‚ and psychosocial functions‚ with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. The definition of TBI has not been consistent and tends to vary according to specialties and circumstances. Often‚ the term brain injury is used synonymously with head injury‚ which may not be associated

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    INTRODUCTION Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability among the youth in Australia and other countries. The most common cause of moderate and severe head injury among the young adults is road traffic crashes with falls and assaults being the next most common cause (Elliot‚ Aitken & Chaboyer‚ 2012). Descriptive analysis of the data from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2006 from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Morbidity Database found that males had

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    Traumatic Brain Injuries

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    accidents are one of the leading causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)‚ an especially dangerous condition which can have serious long-term consequences. While the results of a TBI‚ including memory problems‚ slurred speech‚ and cognitive impairment‚ sometimes go away after a few days‚ they can also cause life-long disability. If you or someone you love in the Winston-Salem area has suffered a brain injury due to another driver’s negligence‚ the personal injury attorneys at Nagle & Associates‚ PA will

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    All people do not deal with traumatic brain injuries the same in the way that it takes people a different amount of time to recover than others and that it effects the patient’s qualities that they had prior to the injury differently. Traumatic brain injuries are common and they disable 150 million- 200 million people per year which is the leading cause of disability in people under 40 years old by injuring the frontal and temporal lobes. Recovery times are different for different people (most people

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    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can occur frequently and may cause serious damage. TBI can happen when a bump‚ jolt‚ blow‚ or any head injury causes damage to the brain. MIllions of people a year suffer brain injuries in the United States alone. More than half of those million incidents require the patient to be taken to a hospital because of the severity of the injury. Depending on how severe the injury is‚ it could cause serious brain damage and potentially be life threatening. Half of all TBIs occur

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    Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year‚ traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. A TBI is caused by a bump‚ blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild‚” i.e.‚ a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe

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    diagnosis of traumatic brain injury may be classified based upon severity‚ which in turn may determine the prognosis of recovery. Severity types include mild‚ moderate‚ or severe. Mild traumatic brain injury is commonly known as a concussion. These types of injuries are often seen in sports. Concussions are defined in terms of the duration of confusion or loss of consciousness‚ which may not exceed 30 minutes (Traumaticbraininjury.com‚ n.d.a). Prognosis is good with these types of injuries‚ although

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    1. Statement of Need/Rationale Traumatic injuries are a leading cause of death and disability for all age groups‚ with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) being among the most devastating. Both SCI and TBI can lead to paralysis and other life-altering health impairments. Most injuries are preventable‚ but education is key to helping people understand these vital parts of our nervous system‚ how they are important to us‚ what can occur if they are injured‚ and simple steps

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