Archive for August, 2011

Loss of Consciousness is Not Required for Permanent Brain Injury

Posted on August 31st, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

There are four alternative acute elements, which may indicate the presence of a brain injury; loss of consciousness, a change in mental state, such as being dazed or confused, amnesia or the presence of focal neurological deficits. Loss of Consciousness in Not Required. An ongoing misconception about brain injury is..
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Severe Brain Injured Child Medivac Was Complicated

Posted on August 31st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 3 of 24 in the series Nancy Severe Brain Injured Child: Nancy Part Three In our last story, DJ’s air flight to a Level One Trauma center was delayed because of the weather. See http://tbivoices.com/dj3.php In Nancy’s case, a severe brain injured child, not only was the weather a..
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Permanent Brain Injury from Concussion, the Why.

Posted on August 30th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Does Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) involve permanent brain damage? It can. Does MTBI result in disability? Often, but usually not for extended periods. Will you get better if you are feeling the effects of a concussion? In all likelihood. If you don’t have a full recovery, is it because you..
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Should Children Participate in the Sport of Boxing? “No!”

Posted on August 30th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

What seems like a cut and dry answer to a simple question to many, have people on the inside of boxing touting the benefits of kids and boxing. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44310083/ns/health-childrens_health/#.TlvCTDvZ9Qc The American Academy of Pediatrics “vigorously oppose boxing for child or adolescent”.  That statement was applauded by other experts world-wide. Boxing..
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Wisconsin Man Dies of Traumatic Head Injury in Motorcycle Crash

Posted on August 30th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

A single vehicle crash involving a 19 year old Madison man occurred on Monday, August 30th, at 7 p.m. in Madison.  According to police, he was getting into a turn lane and hit a curb, along the median. The man lost control, fell, and hit his head.  He later died..
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Family TBI: Slowing Down Didn’t Help Avoid It

Posted on August 30th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 2 of 24 in the series Nancy Family TBI: Nancy Part Two Nancy wasn’t the only one in the accident that was injured.  Her father also suffered brain injury.  Because of this we will reference their injuries as a family TBI. We have often used moms to..
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NIH to Build a Central Database on Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on August 29th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

The NHI will partner with the Department of Defense to build a database will enable experts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TBI.  The central repository will include new data, current databases and will allow for study comparisons.  The DoD involvement is crucial due to vast number of combat..
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TBI Skull Fracture: Winter Wreck Causes 9 Year Old Girl One

Posted on August 29th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 1 of 24 in the series Nancy TBI Skull Fracture: Nancy Part One   In part one of Nancy’s story we talk about the accident that caused her a TBI skull fracture and the dramatic changes that a TBI skull fracture causes in a child.  ..
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DJ – Postscript Part Two – Rehab at Communicare

Posted on August 26th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series DJ So, in August another neuropsych evaluation proved that actually, some deficits were worse, few better.  It was time for something different.   Dorothee identified Communicare in Clearwater, Florida.  I was courted by them, shown Clearwater Beach, introduced to marathoners, bikers..
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DJ Post Script Part One – Direct Contribution from Severe TBI Survivor

Posted on August 25th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series DJ Editor’s Note: TBI Voices is a undertaking to listen to the voice of the brain injury survivor.  This project has almost entirely consisted of stories written from the interviews I have conducted.  I have just finished the DJ story,..
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