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How do you protect your brain from injuries?

How do you protect your brain from injuries?

HOT topic: Head injuries are now well publicized in both professional and college sports, and appears that modifications are coming. For we who are not world-class and merely weekend jocks, would urge use of helmets, for biking, skiing, kayaking, horse riding, etc. If around loud noises use ear plugs or head phone protection. You can't avoid all risks, but above prudent approach may minimize. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


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I have brain injury, what to expect ?

I have brain injury, what to expect ?

Depends: Really depends on what you are asking about -- residual cognitive dysfunction, memory or possibility of seizures are all possible sequellae of head trauma. ...Read more

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What is meant by a dissecting brain injury?

What is meant by a dissecting brain injury?

?arterial dissection: Do you wish to know about a dissection of the carotid or vertebral arteries? This is the consequence of a forceful impact or stretch causing the interior of the vessel wall to tear. At the injury site, a blood clot could form and cause a secondary stroke downstream. (i do not know the term dissecting brain injury, but do know about brain "dissection" in medical school courses). ...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?

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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What are the tests for brain injury?

What are the tests for brain injury?

Neuroimaging: The most widely used tests are neuroimaging - CAT scan and MRI scans of many forms. Other tests include electroencephalogram, evoked potentials and most important, the clinical neurological examination. ...Read more

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What are common causes of brain injury?

What are common causes of brain injury?

CDC guidelines: According to cdc: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%). The link for the above is at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html. ...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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What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

Brain injury: It really depends on the injury, how severe it was and the resultant effect on you. If "you think" you have had a brain injury then it is likely not that severe. If you think it was more severe then you need to consult with a neurologist for an evaluation to determine how severe or not severe the injury might be. ...Read more

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Would a brain injury cause you to get pacns?

Would a brain injury cause you to get pacns?

Not Likely: Primary angiitis of the central nervous system (pacns), is a rare disorder specifically targeting the CNS blood supply. Its' cause is unknown. It is thought to be triggered by infection but no specific agent has been identified. I could find no association with brain injury. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more