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What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Introduction

Types of Traumatic Brain Injury:

Types of Traumatic Brain Injury:

  • Focal brain injury - one local area of damage
  • Diffuse brain injury - multiple areas of damage
  • more types...»

Broader types of Traumatic Brain Injury:

How many people get Traumatic Brain Injury?

Prevalance of Traumatic Brain Injury: 0.2% of population has an acquired brain injury in Australia 1998 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
Prevalance Rate of Traumatic Brain Injury: approx 1 in 500 or 0.20% or 544,000 people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Traumatic Brain Injury: 9,484 in NJ 1997 (NJ DHSS)
Incidence Rate of Traumatic Brain Injury: approx 1 in 858 or 0.12% or 316,785 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Complications of Traumatic Brain Injury: see complications of Traumatic Brain Injury
Prognosis of Traumatic Brain Injury: The outcome of TBI depends on the cause of the injury and on the location, severity, and extent of neurological damage: outcomes range from good recovery to death. Doctors often use the Glasgow Coma Scale to rate the extent of injury and chances of recovery. The scale (3-15) involves testing for three patient responses: eye opening, best verbal response, and best motor response. A high score indicates a good prognosis and a low score indicates a poor prognosis. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Traumatic Brain Injury?

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury: see causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Risk factors for Traumatic Brain Injury: see risk factors for Traumatic Brain Injury

What are the symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury: see symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

Complications of Traumatic Brain Injury: see complications of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Traumatic Brain Injury.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Traumatic Brain Injury: see treatments for Traumatic Brain Injury
Research for Traumatic Brain Injury: see research for Traumatic Brain Injury

Society issues for Traumatic Brain Injury


Hospitalization statistics for Traumatic Brain Injury: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Traumatic Brain Injury:

  • 0.105% (13,383) of hospital consultant episodes were for intracranial injury in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial injury required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial injury were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial injury were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial injury required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury:

Organs and body systems related to Traumatic Brain Injury include:

Name and Aliases of Traumatic Brain Injury

Main name of condition: Traumatic Brain Injury

Other names or spellings for Traumatic Brain Injury:

Head Injury, Brain Injury, TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury: Related Conditions

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