Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Military researchers are learning more about traumatic brain injury.

Symptoms of TBI Each of the three forms of Traumatic Brain Injury display different symptoms to be aware of. Mild TBI, otherwise known as concussion, is more difficult to diagnose both in civilian life and on the military battlefield. With mild TBI patients, full recovery can be within minutes to hours; a small percentage have symptoms that ma... more

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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Rehabilitation is an important part of the recovery process for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patient. During the acute stage, moderately to severely injured patients may receive treatment and care in an intensive care unit of a hospital. Once stable, the patient may be transferred to a subacute unit of the medical center or to an independent r... more

TBI Glossary

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Aneurysm a blood-filled sac formed by disease related stretching of an artery or blood vessel. Anoxia an absence of oxygen supply to an organ's tissues leading to cell death. Aphasia difficulty understanding and/or producing spoken and written language. ( See also non-fluent aphasia.) Apoptosis cell death that occurs naturally as part of norma... more

TBI Resources

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TBI Additional Resources Brain Injury Association of America The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the lives of individuals with brain injury and their circles of support by focusing on prevention, research, education, and advocacy. BIAA encompasses a national network of more than 40 c... more

American Legion Sponsors VA Satisfaction Survey

The American Legion is conducting a national online survey of veterans and their families through Aug. 16 to assess quality, timeliness, access and type of care the Department of Veterans Affairs is providing for those coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The 59-question survey at www.surveymonke... more

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