postconcussion syndrome

post·trau·mat·ic syn·drome

a clinical disorder that often follows head injury, characterized by headache, dizziness, neurasthenia, hypersensitivity to stimuli, and diminished concentration.
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post·con·cus·sion syn·drome

(pōst'kŏn-kŭsh'ŭn sin'drōm)
Delayed postconcussion signs such as headaches, blurred vision, inability to concentrate, nausea, irritability, and change of character.
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postconcussion syndrome

(post?kon-kush'on) [ post- + concussion]
A consequence of traumatic brain injury, in which patients experience headaches, dizziness, confusion or mental sluggishness, and insomnia.
See: traumatic brain injury
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Max, German physician, 1858-1925.
Friedmann syndrome - (1) juvenile epilepsy, petit mal type; - (2) juvenile spastic paralysis due to congenital syphilis; - progressive form of encephalitis related to cerebral vasomotor disorder. Synonym(s): postconcussion syndrome
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I was warned about postconcussion syndrome, but thought nothing of it.
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Persistent postconcussion syndrome: The structure of subjective complaints after mild traumatic brain injury.
Such guidance can lead to a 20% decrease in chronic postconcussion syndrome in children and adolescents, he said at the meeting held by Global Academy for Medical Education.
Patients with certain symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury should be considered to have a form of posttraumatic stress disorder, rather than postconcussion syndrome, a prospective study of more than 1,300 patients shows.
The relationship of psychological and cognitive factors and opioids in the development of the postconcussion syndrome in general trauma patients with mild traumatic brain injury.
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An estimated 546,000 of the 1.64 million US soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI), postconcussion syndrome (PCS), and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a Rand report.
A more common, but less serious, complication is postconcussion syndrome. (30) This is an ill-defined condition in which the patient suffers from concussive symptoms for an extended period of time, generally for more than 3 months.
The difference was statistically significant for all TBI types, including intracranial injury (the most common form, which accounted for 40% of the injuries among the veterans) as well as for concussion, postconcussion syndrome, head fracture, and unspecified head injury, Dr.