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What is the treatment for tbi?
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In brief: Brain injury
Do you mean "traumatic brain injury? If so, many pts.
Improve slowly and steadily over a 1 1/2-2 year period of time. Some benefit from speech therapies, cognitive-behavioural therapies, and even the useage of memory enhancing agents such as Namenda (memantine) or aricept. Antidepressants, and drugs to enhance focus and concentration may be useful.

In brief: Brain injury
Do you mean "traumatic brain injury? If so, many pts.
Improve slowly and steadily over a 1 1/2-2 year period of time. Some benefit from speech therapies, cognitive-behavioural therapies, and even the useage of memory enhancing agents such as Namenda (memantine) or aricept. Antidepressants, and drugs to enhance focus and concentration may be useful.
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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In brief: Depends on severity
Treatment of tbi depends on the severity.
If there is a mass lesion (blood clot) the treatment is surgical removal of the blood clot by a neurosurgeon. If there is diffuse swelling, the patients have brain monitoring to check the brain pressures. Medications are used to "induce a coma" and help to decrease the swelling and brain pressure. For mild tbi, the treatment is supportive care.

In brief: Depends on severity
Treatment of tbi depends on the severity.
If there is a mass lesion (blood clot) the treatment is surgical removal of the blood clot by a neurosurgeon. If there is diffuse swelling, the patients have brain monitoring to check the brain pressures. Medications are used to "induce a coma" and help to decrease the swelling and brain pressure. For mild tbi, the treatment is supportive care.
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