primary injury


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primary injury

Cell death immediately associated with a traumatizing force and unrelated to subsequent hypoxic or enzymatic reactions.
See also: injury
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Primary injury occurs at the time of impact and results from energy transfer to the brain causes irreversible neuronal and mechanical disruption (largely in the form of axonal stretching and tearing).
Previously, patients have received care for complex orthopaedic injuries, traumatic head injuries, cardiothoracic injuries etc in whichever Liverpool hospital specialised in management of their primary injury.
ABSTRACT: Individuals who suffer an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage experience a significantly high rate of mortality and morbidity as a result of either the initial primary injury or the subsequent secondary injuries.
Secondary injuries may occur as a result of how the body responds to the primary injury, usually by producing scar tissue that can make treatment problematic.
By definition, comorbidity describes the effect of all other ailments a patient might have, other than the primary injury or illness.
If areas of increased signal intensity on MR imaging within a muscle were smaller than the primary injury, this was considered to be a secondary site.

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