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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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Does a forceps delivery contribute to brain injury and what are the symptoms?

Does a forceps delivery contribute to brain injury and what are the symptoms?

Forceps brain injury: Usually would not result in br injury, also count in time duration from full dilation to forceps use. Difficulty from forcep delivery add up to total trauma + times suffering low oxygenation. Symptoms would not appear till late if just cognitive weakness, if physical trauma-brain bleed sx would be immediate (reflexes + respiration adequacy + tonus of muscles..). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can follow a brain injury?

What are the symptoms that can follow a brain injury?

Many: Lack of initiative, loss of taste/smell, nerve dysfunction, facial paralysis, weakness of the extremities, change in personality, loss of vision, memory loss. There are far too many symptoms that can follow traumatic brain injury- if you can imagine it, it can probably happen. ...Read more

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It happens that a brain injury cause symptoms years after?

It happens that a brain injury cause symptoms years after?

Long term sequelae: There are long term sequelae that may be associated with brain injury. The more severe the brain injury, the more likely the sequelae. Mri technology has exploded in recent years and allows one to see signs of prior damage to white matter tracts or signs of small microhemorrhages. An example of a possible long-term sequelae is the development of normal pressure hydrocephalus many (>10) years later. ...Read more

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What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

Several: Acutely you have headache, pain at the trauma site, possibly memory loss, over time there can be has, mood symptoms, memory symptoms, behavioral issues. ...Read more

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Is there a typical cause for traumatic brain injury?

Is there a typical cause for traumatic brain injury?

As follows- falls35%: Cdc has this data: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%) link for the above is http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a brain injury symptoms to appear after a concussion?

Seconds to days: Most symptoms develop immediately or within a few minutes. On occasion, concussed patients may not notice symptoms for several days. One risk occurs in sporting activities when concussed patients have minimal immediate symptoms and are allowed to return to a game on the same day. Any athlete suspected to have a concussion should be held out of competition until cleared by a physician. ...Read more

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Can the effects and symptoms of traumatic brain injury come and go, on different days?

Can the effects and symptoms of traumatic brain injury come and go, on different days?

Sort of...: Usually the defecits are stable, they don't change. However, things like memory and attention can be effected by stress or mood states to when you are calm, the defecits may seem better but on a stressful and anxious day, they may seem much worse. ...Read more

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I've had symptoms of OCD since my traumatic brain injury why is this?

I've had symptoms of OCD since my traumatic brain injury why is this?

OCD is an uncommon, : but well-documented, consequence of TBI. The pattern of OCD, I.e., the types of obsessions & compulsions, are very similar amongst patients with TBI, whether they have mild TBI & normal MRI's or moderate & severe TBI with bruising of the the fronto-temporal cortex, subcortical structures (caudate nucleus) or both on their MRI's. Just one more thing for which you need therapy &, maybe, medication. ...Read more

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. Suzanne Galli
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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