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CDC Acute Concussion Evaluation – Improved Process

Posted on April 3rd, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Included in the CDC Facts for Physicians Toolkit, but not as conspicuous as I believe it should be is the Acute Concussion Evaluation (“ACE”) Form. Click here to go directly to such form: This form is a major step forward and I wish that it was used comprehensively..
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Sport Concussion Guidelines have Migrated to Accidental Injuries

Posted on April 2nd, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Most of the focus on changing definition of concussion has come out of concern about concussions in sport. Thru that work, beginning in the early 1990’s, it became standard practice that if an individual suffered a concussion in a sporting event, they should not be allowed to return to competition..
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Evolution of the Definition of Concussion

Posted on April 1st, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

My last blog focuses the acute symptom of amnesia, the symptom that is now believed to be the most significant predictor of outcome after concussion. However, that is the modern way of looking at concussion, and unfortunately, not even all treatises or commentators on brain injury, are even willing to..
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Amnesia and Brain Injury

Posted on March 25th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

There is no more important issue for the diagnosis and determination of prognosis after a brain injury than the length and severity of amnesia. Amnesia is defined as the loss of memory for events, both before and after the accident. Loss of memory for events before the accident is called..
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Brain Injury and Locked-In Syndrome

Posted on March 24th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

In yesterday’s blog, I talked about the exception to my skepticism about miracle recoveries, years post a coma causing event. The exception is in the cases of “locked in syndrome”. The National Institute of Health contains this definition of Locked-Iin Syndrome: What is Locked-In Syndrome?_Locked-in syndrome is a rare neurological..
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Coma Help and Prognosis

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

My last blog contained an email from one of the charter contributors to was created to provide help for those who were waiting for someone to awake from a coma. With the creation of that page, the phone calls began to come into our office asking perhaps the..
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From an Old Contributor to

Posted on March 20th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Attorney Johnson: Hello. Thank you very much for the tbi law website and for the page. It helped me a great deal to be able to communicate to others that *there is hope*. I had forgotten about until I asked the “high functioning” TBI online support group to..
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What is a Mild Brain Injury?

Posted on March 19th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Head injuries (or otherwise called brain injuries) have been traditionally classified into three categories, mild, moderate and severe. Mild head injuries are typically brain injuries that do not involve loss of consciousness for more than 20 minutes. Moderate involve significant loss of consciousness, but not do not involve extended coma...
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Brain Injury and Malingering – A Dangerous Deceit

Posted on March 12th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

I hope you read past the title, because that was meant as a double entendre. The “Dangerous Deceit” is not that of the brain damaged person, but the deceit of the neuropsychologist who claims to be able to tell if someone is committing a fraud. At its core, to claim..
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Brain Damage Not Malingering

Posted on March 11th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Yesterday’s blog about my frustrations with the refusal of the Wikipedia editor to add my two cents on the interaction between organic injury and emotional problems is symptomatic of a problem that is persuasive throughout neuropsychology: the insurance companies and their alter ego, the defense bar, are polluting the science..
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