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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury: Introduction

Traumatic Brain Injury: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden physical assault on the head causes damage to the brain. The damage can be focal, confined to one area of ... more about Traumatic Brain Injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Traumatic Brain Injury is available below.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Related Patient Stories

Traumatic Brain Injury: Deaths

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Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Focal brain injury - one local area of damage
  • Diffuse brain injury - multiple areas of damage
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Diagnostic Tests for Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Complications

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Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

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Disease Topics Related To Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Traumatic Brain Injury

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms more »

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Traumatic Brain Injury

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Prognosis for Traumatic Brain Injury

Prognosis for 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)

Research about Traumatic Brain Injury

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Clinical Trials for Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden physical assault on the head causes damage to the brain. The damage can be focal, confined to one area of the brain, or diffuse, involving more than one area of the brain. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page: NINDS)


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