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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Brain Injury (Overview)

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 brain has been damaged.


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What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

ForcefulBrain injury: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Brain Injury (Overview)

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 brain has been damaged.


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How does one get hypoxic brain injury?

How does one get hypoxic brain injury?

O2 & circulation: In general, if you can't get enough oxygen in your blood (pe, suffocation, lung disease, tracheal injury...) or cannot circulate blood to your brain (bad heart/acute or chronic, vascular injury, stroke, brain swelling...) you will suffer hopoxic brain injury in a short time. ...Read more

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I get dizzy during a certain part of the day. Does this sound like a brain injury symptom?

I get dizzy during a certain part of the day. Does this sound like a brain injury symptom?

Sometimes dizzy: If the dizziness occurs at the same time of the day, does it relate to missing a meal, such as lunch. Is it happening just before a meal. Are you taking any medication which might have its maximum effect at that time of the day. ...Read more

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Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?

Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?

Question is ?: Significant head trauma can possibly cause personality changes. I've never heard of sun- reactions initiating lasting mood changes. Perhaps your changes in mood are only created by worry. Best way to find out is to seek psychological or psychiatric help. At 19 you are vulnerable to worry and anxiety. Please seek help to alleviate your concerns which may have no basis in reality. You're normal. ...Read more

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How can a physician diagnosis mild traumatic brain injury?

See your doctor: This non precise diagnosis requires a physical exam, medical history, and possibly imaging such as ct or MRI of the brain. ...Read more

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How does a physician diagnose traumatic brain injury?

How does a physician diagnose traumatic brain injury?

Few things: The diagnosis is based on history of hitting one's head, the presence of absence of memory loss, imaging can be helpful, and then the history of new symptoms like ha, trouble concentrating etc, that were not there before the head injury. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain injury.?

Describe the features of a brain injury.?

Brain injury: Organic brain injury is not a disease in itself. Instead, this term refers to any number of conditions that frequently lead to decreased mental functioning, usually trauma, but causes may include infection (meningitis), poisons (carbon monoxide), tumors. With the iraqi and afghanistan wars there has been a dramatic increase in closed head injury with resulting brain injury. ...Read more

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Brain injury after meth used over years? How can I test?

See a doctor: A neurologist or psychiatrist can test you in the office and intrepret the results to see if you need further testing. Getting and intrepreting these tests on your own would be difficult. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain injury?

What are the tests for brain injury?

Neuro exam, MRI: While there are many tests for brain injury, MRI is the most sensitive test to show brain injury from a test perspective. Neurological examination is the hallmark of patient evaluation. Neuropsychometric testing will help determine functional abnormalities after brain trauma. ...Read more

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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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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. 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


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