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How can you tell the difference between slight and transient brain injury?

How can you tell the difference between slight and transient brain injury?

TIA: You mean transdient ischemic attack, this a pre-stroke syndrome.This need to be treated as soon as possible before it developed into a completed stoke.Other name is acute. Brain attack. ...Read more

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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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What's the difference between brain injury and brain damage?

What's the difference between brain injury and brain damage?

Not too much: They are used interchangeably since even mnor. Juries can lead to significant damage over time like multiple concussions. People sometimes say only permanent injuries are damage but we now know that even minor injuries can cause damage even if one cannot see the damage initially. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between brain injury and traumatic brain injury?

Cause: An eventual brain injury can be due to decreased blood flow (stroke), or an aneurysm (hemorrhage), or low blood sugar or low oxygen (hypoxia). When the term traumatic is used, the cause is a physical injury like being hit hard over the head after falling. Unfortunately any severe brain insult could affect future fnctn quite severely. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how mild, moderate and severe brain injury differ?

Can you please tell me how mild, moderate and severe brain injury differ?

See details: The extent of the injury and the deficits caused by that injury. ...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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What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

Erroneous assumption: The concept of "minor" brain injury is misplaced. All brain injury is serious. Exact need for rehabilitation recommendations depends on type of injury, extent of disability and patient's pre-existing level of function. ...Read more

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Why does everything feel surreal to me since my brain injury its like everything that happens is like ive dreamt it all can someone please tell me why?

Why does everything feel surreal to me since my brain injury its like everything that happens is like ive dreamt it all can someone please tell me why?

Possible Deja vu: You seem to be describing a phenomenon which has been called Deja Vu. Sometimes it is a manifestation of temporal lobe seizures. Seizures are frequent sequel of head injury. See a neurologist. A therapeutic trial of antiepileptic drug could be helpful. ...Read more

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Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Common problem: This is a common problem after TBI. Speak to your doctor about an evaluation with a neuropsychologist. From the results of that evaluation, appropriate management can be developed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the effects of suffering a tbi (traumatic brain injury) in combat?

Can you tell me the effects of suffering a tbi (traumatic brain injury) in combat?

Depends: The effects of the tbi depends on the extent and severity and if any surgery needed to be done. In general, the recovery from a tbi suffered in combat is similar to the recovery process in the civilian situation. The importance of pt/ot/st-rehabiliataion services cannot be stressed enough. That is the key to recovery and re-integration. ...Read more

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How does a physician diagnose mild traumatic brain injury?

Exam history tests: There are injury parameters that usually define mild tbi: http://cpancf.Com/headinjuryclassification.Asp history records and exams help with diagnosis, but part of the important thing is to make sure it is indeed mild. Midl tbis usually show reasonably quick recovery, if not furht consultaiton and maybe neurospych testing migh be needed. ...Read more

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How can a physician diagnosis mild traumatic brain injury?

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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Can you tell me things to keep in mind about a brain injury?

Can you tell me things to keep in mind about a brain injury?

Recovery takes time: It takes time to recover from a brain injury. The more severe, the more time it takes. The older the patient, the more time it takes. Recovery may not necessarily be full and back to complete normality. If it is a mild brain injury or a concussion, the important thing to remember is to avoid repeated concussions. There is a cumulative effect. Finally, there are long term effects:20-30 years later. ...Read more

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What are some characteristics of a mild traumatic brain injury?

Many: Among the most common characteristics of mild TBI include problems with attention and focus, slowing of mental processing speed. fatigue, poor balance, headaches and sleep initiation problems. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you undergo traumatic brain injury?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the injury and the area of the brain involved. ...Read more

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Can you have a mild hypoxic brain injury without loosing consciousness?

Can you have a mild hypoxic brain injury without loosing consciousness?

I'm confused: Why are you asking such a question? An hypoxic brain injury is truly serious stuff, and would find it hard to understand what prompted your question. I am skeptical you have ever experienced this issue, but to go into further detail, contact our Concierge service. ...Read more

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Can someone who experienced a mild tbi (traumatic brain injury) join the military?

Can someone who experienced a mild tbi (traumatic brain injury) join the military?

Depends: Usually most patients with a mild tbi make a full recovery. Whether or not they may join the military and in what capacity depends on whether there are any residual neurological deficits that would impede their ability to serve. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

Recovery from TBI: You have not said the severity and extent of a tbi. Concussion, the mildest tbi symptoms may normalize after hours to days, to as long as a year. More severe brain injuries depend on the type and extent of the damage. Most improvement will occur during the first year after the injury. Improvement may continue for the next several years. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble concentrating after mild traumatic brain injury, what's wrong?

How long ago?: It is not unusual to have some neurologic symptoms lingering for a few weeks after traumatic brain injury. How was the severity (mild) determined? Please see your primary care provider and consider a neurologist consultation. ...Read more

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Is Ritalin prescribed for focus/memory issues etc from very mild but permanent brain injury? If not is anything else prescribed?

Is Ritalin prescribed for focus/memory issues etc from very mild but permanent brain injury? If not is anything else prescribed?

Medical assessment: Mild traumatic brain injury is common, and can have some sequelae especially if the initial brain injury resulted in loss of consciousness or had confusion or amnesia or if the injury is recurrent. The sequelae can range from non to significant post-concussion syndrome. Medical assessment is required for assessment and the right treatment. Ritalin is not used in this setting ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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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