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What is a Brain Injury?

What is a Brain Injury?

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What is a Brain Injury?

Brain injuries that occur after birth and are not hereditary, congenital, or degenerative are called acquired brain injuries (ABI).1  ABIs can be obtained through a variety of mechanisms, such as stroke, tumor, infection, and reduced oxygen to the brain.  ABIs can also be […]

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – (Four Part Series)

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – (Four Part Series)

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Understanding TBI as developed by Thomas Novack, PhD and Tamara Bushnik, PhD in collaboration with the University of Washington Model System Know-ledge Translation Center. Portions of this document were adapted from materials developed by the Uni-versity of Alabama TBIMS, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, […]

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Suggested Reading Related to Brain Injury

Suggested Reading Related to Brain Injury

Overview of Brain Injury

Mindstorms: Living with Traumatic Brain Injury by John W. Cassidy

  • The best book to give you a quick overview

Head injury (The Facts) by Audrey Daisley

  • Quick overview

Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook, From the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility by Garry Prowe

  • What families might […]
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Emotional Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury

Emotional Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury

A brain injury can change the way people feel or express emotions. An individual with TBI can have several types of emotional problems.

Difficulty controlling emotions or “mood swings”

Some people may experience emotions very quickly and intensely but with very little lasting effect. For example, they may […]

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Cognitive Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury

Cognitive Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury

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Cognitive Problems after TBI was developed by Dawn Neumann, PhD and Anthony Lequerica, PhD, in collaboration with the University of Washington Model Sys-tems Knowledge Translation Center.

Portions of this document were adapted from materials developed by the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System, the UAB TBI Model […]

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Alcohol Use After Traumatic Brain Injury

Alcohol Use After Traumatic Brain Injury

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Alcohol Use After Traumatic Brain Injury was developed by Charles Bombardier, PhD, in collaboration with the University of Washington Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center.

Alcohol use and TBI are closely related. Up to two-thirds of people with TBI have a history of alcohol abuse or risky […]

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What is TBI?

What is TBI?

What is TBI?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. The damage can be focal (confined to one area of the brain) or diffuse (involving more than one area of the brain). A TBI can be a closed or penetrating injury. […]

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Ranchos Los Amigos Scale

Ranchos Los Amigos Scale

Ranchos Los Amigos Scale

Coma levels are commonly assessed by two different scales: the Glasgow Coma Scale and the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale. The Glasgow Coma Scale is a standardized system used to assess the degree of brain impairment and to identify the seriousness of injury in relation […]

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Glasgow Coma Scale

Glasgow Coma Scale

Glasgow Coma Scale

Coma levels are commonly assessed by two different scales: the Glasgow Coma Scale and the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale. The Glasgow Coma Scale is a standardized system used to assess the degree of brain impairment and to identify the seriousness of injury […]

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Brain Functions

Brain Functions

Brain Functions

Robert P. Lehr, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine,
Southern Illinois University

In traumatic brain injury the brain may be injured in a specific location or the injury may be diffused to many different parts of the brain. It is this indefinite nature of brain […]