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Category Archives: Brain Injury Treatment

Traumatic Brain Injury | Symptoms & Treatments

Posted: December 3, 2018 at 5:49 am

Traumatic brain injury results from an impact to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Traumatic brain injury may affect a persons cognitive abilities, including learning and thinking skills. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury for all ages. Continue reading

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Traumatic brain injury – Diagnosis and treatment – Mayo Clinic

Posted: December 1, 2018 at 10:50 am

Diagnosis Traumatic brain injuries are usually emergencies and consequences can worsen rapidly without treatment. Doctors usually need to assess the situation quickly Continue reading

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Head Injury (Traumatic Brain Injury) Symptoms & Treatment

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How is a head injury diagnosed? As with most injuries and illnesses, finding out what happened to the patient is very important Continue reading

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International Brain Injury Association – IBIA

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Following acute TBI rehabilitation there have been a limited number of strategies that have been used in the treatment of cognitive disorders. These methods have included restorative cognitive rehabilitation procedures that utilize stimulation and practice (e.g., of vigilance with a computer intervention); strategy cognitive rehabilitation (e.g., utilizing visualization, creating associations), compensatory cognitive rehabilitation strategies; and medications (e.g., cognitive enhancing medications directed at arousal, attention and/or memory) Continue reading

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Traumatic brain injury – Wikipedia

Posted: November 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury is a broader category that may involve damage to other structures such as the scalp and skull. Continue reading

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Brain Injury Diagnosis | Traumatic Brain Injury | Brain …

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Anyone with signs of moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) should receive medical attention as soon as possible. Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab & Treatment …

Posted: November 21, 2018 at 3:46 am

Traumatic brain injury causes a number of minor to serious complications that typically require both immediate and ongoing, long-term treatment. While the first stages of treatment for TBI involve sustaining life and preventing further injury, chronic care requires a combination of rehabilitation programs and assistive technologies. Most rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury is aimed at overcoming, minimizing or working through disabilities so patients can live as independently as possible. Immediately after the incident that has caused traumatic brain injury (which can include physical abuse or a serious fall), patients are generally rushed to the hospital for immediate, acute treatment of TBI. During acute treatment, medical professionals will: At these specialized care facilities, medical staff will fully evaluate the patients impairments, disabilities and probability of recovery. Additionally, doctors will outline a course of appropriate treatments, helping patients and their families build the right team of medical professionals necessary for rehabilitation and chronic TBI treatment. Although most traumatic brain injury patients enter subacute treatment centers in shock or a state of post-traumatic amnesia, they leave these facilities ready to live independently, live with home care or move onto to long-term care centers. Patients with mild to moderate TBI spend little, if no … Continue reading

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Brain damage – Wikipedia

Posted: November 12, 2018 at 1:43 am

Brain damage or brain injury (BI) is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells. Brain injuries occur due to a wide range of internal and external factors. In general, brain damage refers to significant, undiscriminating trauma-induced damage, while neurotoxicity typically refers to selective, chemically induced neuron damage. A common category with the greatest number of injuries is traumatic brain injury (TBI) following physical trauma or head injury from an outside source, and the term acquired brain injury (ABI) is used in appropriate circles to differentiate brain injuries occurring after birth from injury, from a genetic disorder, or from a congenital disorder.[1] Primary and secondary brain injuries identify the processes involved, while focal and diffuse brain injury describe the severity and localization. Due to more recent Medical, Rehabilitation and ongoing results 'neuroplasticity' within the mechanics of our brains lead to re-arrangement of the brain's workings. These often result in the 'synapses' arranging alternate routes, to achieve previous habits. Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to reorganise itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes … Continue reading

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Is CBD for Brain Injury a Treatment Option of the Future?

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Is it possible that CBD, a compound found in the cannabis plant, could protect us against the long-term effects of brain injury? Scientists seem to think so, as they research how CBDs neuroprotective and antioxidative effects might reduce the brain damage caused by strokes, traumatic brain injury and even oxygen deprivation during birth. So is CBD for brain injury a treatment option of the future? Lets take a look. CBD, otherwise known as Cannabidiol, is never out of the news these days thanks to its effects as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotectant. But for the United States Government, CBD for brain injury has been on their radar for a while. Back in 2001 they filed the now infamous U.S. Patent 6630507 entitled Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants, singling out compounds like CBD for their neuroprotectant potential in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma. The US Federal Government - which, by the way, to this day still classifies the cannabis plant as having no therapeutic use - wouldnt take out a patent-based on hearsay and hot air. They have consulted an ever-growing body of evidence, suggesting CBD and other cannabinoids could play a significant role in … Continue reading

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Treatment in the Hospital | Brain Injury Association of America

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As recovery progresses following brain injury, it is likely the individual will see a change in the level of care and in the treatment setting. Since individuals do not always progress in a linear fashion, they will not always advance through the continuum of care in strict order. Treatment in a hospital following a brain injury can range from a quick neurological assessment to longer-term, inpatient care. The length of one's stay in the hospital will vary depending on the severity and implications from the brain injury. It is likely one will first visit the Emergency Department, or Emergency Room (ER), following a brain injury. Oftentimes the decisions in the ER must be made quickly and without explanation. The treatment team focuses on saving lives. Measures to protect the brain from further injury or damage will be taken. After receiving emergency medical treatment, persons with a moderate to severe brain injury may be admitted to a hospitals Inpatient Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The goal in ICU is typically medical stability, management, and prevention of medical crisis. Those receiving treatment in the ICU for their brain injury may be unconscious, in a coma, and/or medically unstable. Many tubes, wires, and pieces … Continue reading

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