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When an injury is actually catastrophic
You might be wondering why some personal injuries are referred to as catastrophic injuries. There is not a universally approved legal definition for what classifies as a catastrophic injury. Usually, an injury that causes permanent disability and has a lifelong effect is considered a catastrophic injury. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you are...
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often interfere with the injured person’s ability to sleep. TBI patients are plagued by insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, and mixed up phases of sleep. While many people without a TBI also suffer from sleep issues, a recent study suggests that getting a good night’s sleep may be even more important for...
Thousands of people around the world live their lives with the assistance of a brain shunt, which drains excess fluid from the brain. Excess cerebral fluid, a condition known as hydrocephalus, can be a congenital condition caused by spina bifida or another spinal malformation, or may be a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI),...
Childhood is full of bumps and bruises. From sports injuries to falls off a bike, children tend to injure themselves frequently. Unfortunately, children are especially susceptible to brain injuries when they hit their heads. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in...
When a person suffers a brain injury, the immediate concern is what type of long-term damage the injury will cause. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, often result in physical, mental, and emotional disabilities that may never heal. Even if a person with a TBI is able to resume some normal function after treatment and therapy,...
According to a new study, doctors may be able to assess patients for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) by using the patient’s sense of smell. The study involved 231 military members who were being treated for injuries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The soldiers were all evaluated for brain injuries, and also had their...
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are life-changing injuries which may never completely heal. Unlike a broken arm, the brain has a limited ability to generate new cells, which means that the effects of a brain injury are often permanent. Though the victim of a TBI may never be completely back to normal, our brains are...
Traumatic brain injury is the most common cause of death and disability in the United States today. And when it comes to disability resulting from brain injuries, the effects are often long-term and sometimes debilitating. Given the prevalence of such injuries, research in the field of traumatic brain injury is quite active. A recent anthropological...
We’ve all seen that scene on TV, where the doctor advises family and friends to talk to their loved one who’s in a coma. But how effective is this advice? Does it really work? People suffering from severe traumatic brain injuries often spend a period of time unconscious, or in a coma. A recent study...
Traumatic brain injuries can often result in continuing, long-term effects. One common effect is a decreased ability with the tasks of daily functioning both at work and at work. Traditional cognitive tests are normally used to see how well a patient will fare when it comes to these daily skills, but how accurate are these...
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