closed head injury

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closed head in·ju·ry

a head injury in which continuity of the scalp and mucous membranes is maintained.

closed head injury

A head injury in which the scalp and mucous membranes remain unbroken.

closed head in·jur·y

(CHI) (klōzd hed in'jŭr-ē)
A head injury in which continuity of the scalp and mucous membranes is maintained.
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This finding supports the hypothesis that closed head injury may be over diagnosed in patients with alcohol present because of the effects of alcohol intoxication.
Participants in this research had responded to neuropsychological tests that measure "executive function," that is, cognitive competencies that often deteriorate following closed head injury.
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While not focusing specifically on concussive brain injuries due to blast forces, the manual does include a section on mild traumatic brain injury--the level that occurs in most veterans who experience a blast-related closed head injury, This section details acute concussion management, common sequelae and course of recovery, postacute management of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), and factors complicating assessment.
Vocational evaluation of the closed head injury population: A challenge for the 1990's.
You document his closed head injury and loss of consciousness (LOC).
Priestley was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Centre with a spinal fracture and a closed head injury, as well as a broken nose and broken bones in both feet.
Predictors of psychological health in caregivers of patients with closed head injury.
Example: The plaintiff has symptoms of a closed head injury, yet it is well established that these injuries do not occur in crashes with less than 70g of acceleration, and the subject crash had only 2g of acceleration.
P was involved in an accident at the factory where he worked resulting in a closed head injury, when he arrived at the emergency department, the admitting nurse recorded in the medical record that the patient was "restless and incoherent.
Particular emphasis is placed upon the analysis of closed head injury (CHI) and trial techniques for trying these cases.