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May 15, 2019

TBIs and Nursing Home Negligence

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The majority of nursing home residents deal with mobility issues, chronic pain, chronic illness, and cognitive impairments, or a combination of all of these. As a result, nursing home residents depend extensively on dedicated staff to provide care and help with daily tasks. Unfortunately, it is too common for nursing home employees to neglect their duties and provide substandard care which results in residents suffering head or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In some cases, the problem is actual abuse in which staff members knowingly inflict abuse or allow the abuse of [...]

Oct 30, 2018

CDC Publishes New Guidelines on Youth Concussions

By |October 30th, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently developed a new set of guidelines aimed at doctors, parents, and school staff to cooperatively care for children who've suffered a head injury or concussion. Released in early September, the guidelines provide doctors with the tools they need for the best outcomes for children who've suffered concussions. And, one of these guidelines is using the term “traumatic brain injury” to refer to concussions in order to enforce how serious the condition is. Children in particular usually suffer concussions from accidents in sports, falls, or [...]

Mar 20, 2018

The Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

By |March 20th, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

A traumatic brain injury is a violent or sudden jolt to the brain that causes an injury to the brain. A TBI can be due to a construction site fall, a motor vehicle accident, a personal attack, or for other reasons. In a TBI, the brain hits the skull or shakes around in the skull. Early intervention is needed to help treat the brain injury and to reduce the risk of long-term emotional and physical difficulties. Unfortunately, a TBI can be hard to diagnose. Many victims don’t seek emergency room treatment [...]

Jan 3, 2018

New Imaging Process Reveals More about Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

By |January 3rd, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

Modern medicine has made huge strides in the past decade in the detection, awareness, and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Until recently, however, the majority of non-invasive imaging tools were not suitable or able to produce useful results on living brains and patients. Diffusion tensor imaging measures different properties of brain tissue than traditional MRI or CT systems, and is well-suited to detecting even mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), such as those resulting from auto accidents or falls, in living patients. Previously, the only way to positively diagnose an mTBI [...]

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