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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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The records included 23,199 adult traumatic brain injury patients who received ambulatory or hospital care between 2001 and 2003.
Researchers have examined persons with traumatic brain injury and quality of life.
The Brain Injury Association of America is lobbying for all soldiers returning from combat to receive brain injury screenings, and is also pushing for increased availability and access to ongoing, community-based services for veterans with brain injuries.
At preschool, symptomatic children with brain injury may experience frustration, fearfulness, withdrawal, irritability, anxiety, crying, and temper tantrums.
In the final two age groups, 10-14 years and 15-19 years, American football was the leading cause of traumatic brain injury - at 14 per cent in the younger age group and nine per cent in the oldest.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline on the diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury among children.
The Traumatic Brain Injury Mission will seek to better predict recovery outcomes after a traumatic brain injury, develop new technologies and identify the most effective care and treatments.
"A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force." TBIs can be caused by:
Following his incredible progress, Josh was invited to the launch of the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum's (UK ABIF) report on acquired brain injury (ABI) and neurorehabilitation - held at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.
BWe all think 'it will never happen to me', but sadly a brain injury can happen to anyone at any time.

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