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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The former refers to a derived injury occurring shortly after a primary injury.
Diffuse axonal injury is characterized by widespread damage to axons from the force and shearing sustained during the primary injury (Adams, Graham, Scott, Parker, & Doyle, 1980).
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.
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.
Other areas analyzed in the study include frequency and severity by state, location, primary injury and allegation.
Because of the failure of wire traversing, two occluded arteries after primary injury were excluded from further study.
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.
The primary injury is caused by the destruction of neurons, the supporting glia and vascular structures due to deformation at the time of injury, which cannot be repaired or prevented after the event.

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