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injury

 [in´jŭ-re]
harm or hurt; usually applied to damage inflicted on the body by an external force. Called also trauma and wound.
brain injury impairment of structure or function of the brain, usually as a result of a trauma.
deceleration injury a mechanism of motion injury in which the body is forcibly stopped but the contents of the body cavities remain in motion due to inertia; the brain is particularly vulnerable to such trauma.
head injury see head injury.
risk for injury a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the state in which a person is at risk for injury as a result of environmental conditions interacting with the individual's adaptive and defensive resources. Any pathophysiological condition such as altered level of consciousness, impaired sensory perception, tissue hypoxia, and pain or fatigue can contribute to or be the cause of personal injury. Age-related factors include infancy and early childhood, advanced age, and the 20- to 29-year age group in which accidents and harmful lifestyles are major causes of illness and death.
risk for perioperative-positioning injury a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for injury as a result of the environmental conditions found in the perioperative setting.
ventilator-induced injury injury to the lung secondary to ventilator treatment, the result of excessive airway pressures, maldistribution of tidal volume, or high oxygen concentrations. See also barotrauma.

brain injury

A highly nonspecific term for any injury occurring in the brain of a living person before, during or after birth, which is generally understood to be of traumatic origin.

brain injury

Neurology A condition in which a person before, during or after birth suffered trauma or encephalitis, which compromises normal learning process

Patient discussion about brain injury

Q. I was wondering the rate at which alcohol induces brain damage. I am not an alcoholic and I use to drink only on weekends. I was wondering the rate at which alcohol induces brain damage; I know that over some years, damage occurs, but does anything happen after a month of drinking on weekends?

A. HI WAYLON;just want to add my two cents here,EVERYTIME YOU TAKE A DRINK IT KILLS BRAIN CELL,I CANT TILL YOU HOW MANY---mrfoot56

Q. What damage does depression do to the brain and how can you treat it? How does it affect your chemical balance, your brain? Is it critical or will be critical later in life? I just read on Yahoo News that Clinical stress could increase risk of Alzheimer's later in life. Does age matter like during teen years? I had depression and begun running. I noticed that I have a hard time focusing and absorbing information. I forgot a lot of things. All my brain seems to focus on is emotions. Can I change that? The running has made me feel a lot better afterwards

A. This is actually a good question- but I couldn’t find any research concerning long term damage from depression. It sounds unreasonable though…because there is no deprivation of oxygen or anything essential in depression. But the brain is a biological system that is under constant change – so it may be that pattern of thought changed. About the Alzheimer's- I only saw articles about depression because of Alzheimer.

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In a case-control cohort, 1,36,233 individuals diagnosed with dementia at follow-up were matched with control participants who did not develop dementia, and in a third cohort, the researchers studied 46,970 sibling pairs with one individual having a traumatic brain injury.
This weekend brain injury survivors and their families from across the North East including Teesside will travel to Kielder Water and Forest Park, where they will have the chance to use a zip wire and try their hand at archery, laser clay shooting, climbing and abseiling.
Headway Cardiff was established nearly 30 years ago to provide support to survivors and their families and to help them cope with the often devastating changes that occur following brain injury.
A brain injury can leave a child with lifelong challenges, both physical and mental, and their parents will desperately need support and information.
Fiona Kemp, principal at Lees Solicitors, said: "We joined the group in the belief it can bring about significant benefits in the way brain injury claims and rehabilitation are carried out, and it's good to see this inspirational group has won professional praise and an award.
After three months, 43 out of every 100 children who experienced a mild brain injury complained of headaches.
A team from the University of Exeter has carried out research which they say shows that 60 per cent of young offenders between 11 and 19 had apparently suffered from a previous traumatic brain injury.
It's reasonable to assume that cerebrovascular damage in the head caused by a traumatic brain injury can trigger either a hemorrhagic stroke [when a blood vessel bursts inside the brain] or an ischemic stroke [when an artery in the brain is blocked]," said Herng-Ching Lin, Ph.
Staff in the Wolverhampton and Willenhall offices of law firm FBC Manby Bowdler have raised more than pounds 500 for a brain injury charity by wearing brightly-coloured hats to work for a day.
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland launched a guide to brain injury in Dublin to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms.
Serving the growing population of adults with brain injury and related visual impairments provides our field with unprecedented challenges, but also new opportunities for growth, professional expansion, and collaboration with professionals from a wide range of rehabilitative services.
Chicago personal injury lawyer firm Passen Law Group declared on Friday that the company has been blogging on traumatic brain injuries in the month of March to raise awareness of brain injury causes, symptoms, statistics and prevention.

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