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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Is it true that acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury are the same thing?

Is it true that acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury are the same thing?

Similar: Traumatic specifically deals with trauma. Acquired includes a few other types of brain injury, such as anoxic, encephalopathic, infectious, etc. So a traumatic brain injury is an acquired brain injury, but an acquired brain injury is not necessarily traumatic. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

See neurologist: The best way to find help for any brain injury is to first see a neurologist. They can recommend the best rehabilitation treatment facilities in your area. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What support services are available newcastle upon tyne for parents of children with acquired brain injuries?

What support services are available newcastle upon tyne for parents of children with acquired brain injuries?

Great Ormond Street?: England has very good services available, but are very regional. The most famous center in england for such children is great ormond street in london. They would know what services are available in different regions. Newcastle upon tyne is a university city and should have access to good educational and therapy services. ...Read more

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I have acquired mild traumatic brain injury.I have complicated symptoms like: i ahve no sensation( from music especially), cognitive, memory?

I have acquired mild traumatic brain injury.I have complicated symptoms like: i ahve no sensation( from music especially), cognitive, memory?

A neuropsychologist: Can do some testing and help you determine what type of cognitive issues you may have and provide strategies to help. Peace and good health. Your doc or a local doctor of psychology may have a referral for you. ...Read more

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What sort of brain injury is from a bleed from an neurosurgery operation traumatic or acquired?

What sort of brain injury is from a bleed from an neurosurgery operation traumatic or acquired?

Depends: If someone has an emergency surgery due to trauma or a brain hemorrhage and has either recurrent bleeding or bleeding in another area or is on anticoagulants, it would be considered a complication of the surgery and due to the initial pathology. ...Read more

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I got a brain injury from a car accident in october of 2012 and i acquired double vision. If it's a neurological issue, when can I expect it to tesolv?

I got a brain injury from a car accident in october of 2012 and i acquired double vision. If it's a neurological issue, when can I expect it to tesolv?

Traumatic diploplia: In general, after a year, there is no expectation for the double vision to resolve. Most times, an improvement is seen between 3 to 6 months post injury, anything longer is most likely permanent. ...Read more

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Slight and transit brain injury?

Good question: The brain is very complex. Brief disruption can happen, and full recovery can occur. A transient ischemic event can happen. Concussion can happen. A seizure can happen. A migraine can happen. A psychotic break can happen. All can recover fully or leave deficits. A good neurologist can help determine cause and effect. ...Read more

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Can you recover from brain-injury?

Agree yes and no: Depends on severity - the more severe the injury - especially w/ lower glasgow coma scale scores, prolonged amnesia, internal bleeding, herniation, complications of hypoxia or anoxia, post-injury persisting seizures etc suggest there will be some permanent reisdual the extent of which will require neuropsychological and neurological assessment. Mild concussions can, but not always recover well. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more