Traumatic brain injury (TBI), traumatic injuries to the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum and brain stem. Clinical manifestations depend on the nature of injury. Diffuse trauma to the brain is frequently associated with diffuse axonal injury or coma. Localized injuries may be associated with neurobehavioral manifestations, hemiparesis or other focal neurologic deficits.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Your brain controls your movements, behaviors, thoughts and sensations. Not surprisingly, then, a brain injury can affect many different aspects of your physical and emotional well-being. Most symptom...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Motor vehicle crashes are the top cause of traumatic brain injuries severe enough to require hospitalization. Traumatic brain injuries inflicted by firearms have the highest likelihood of causing deat...
Source: MayoClinic

Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention

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Prevention
... Follow these tips to reduce the risk of brain injury: Always wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle. Small children should be secured in child safety seats or booster seats. Depending on their size, olde...
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Prevention
... Follow these tips to reduce the risk of brain injury: Always wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle. Small children should be secured in child safety seats or booster seats. Depending on their size, olde...
Source: MayoClinic

Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

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Complications
... Some of the complications that can occur with traumatic brain injuries include: Coma. A person who is totally unconscious and unresponsive is in a coma. This situation typically lasts only a few days ...
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Treatment
... Less than half the people who suffer severe traumatic brain injuries need surgery to remove or repair the damaged portions of their brains. In some cases, there is a collection of blood between the sk...
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Traumatic Brain Injury Support

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Coping skills
... A brain injury often erases your memory of events that occurred just before your injury. It can also make it more difficult for you to remember new information and learn new tasks. While some memory p...
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Traumatic Brain Injury Other

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
... Anything from minor head injuries that require no hospitalization to skull fractures to severe injuries where oxygen temporarily stops reaching the brain are categorized as traumatic brain injuries. S...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... A traumatic brain injury is usually the result of a sudden, violent blow to the head. Such a blow can launch the brain on a collision course with the inside of the skull. The skull itself can often wi...
Source: MayoClinic

   

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Resources

  • Brain Injury (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Brain Injury (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)