In the United States alone, approximately 1 in 53 individuals sustain a traumatic brain injury
each year, according to 2004 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Major Finding: Mild traumatic brain injury
is not independently associated with post-deployment psychosocial health problems such as depression or problematic drinking.
Diffuse brain injury
limits the processing of vision and impairment to the cranial nerves may limit eye and ocular adnexa (eyelid and orbit) innervations.
Many case managers, including Marilyn Spivack, neurotrauma outreach coordinator at Boston's Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, praise the workers compensation insurer community for their efforts in brain injury
(2000) examined persons with traumatic brain injury
at eight weeks post-injury and at the time of discharge in the rehabilitation process to gain an understanding about how awareness of deficits changes over time.
When soldiers go down with a brain injury
in the field, and their survival is at stake, modern corpsmen or medics are trained to perform craniotomies to allow the brain to swell and other advanced life-saving procedures.
And the Brain Injury
Association of America has 700 to 1,000 support groups across the country that provide educational, informational, and social support to people with brain injuries.
Recently, Davis was asked to serve as the national spokesperson for the Brain Injury
Association of America.
The adjustment to a traumatic brain injury
can be a difficult and devastating process for both the patient and the family.
"Structural designs such as uneven flooring, often contribute to falls, which is the leading cause of traumatic brain injury
in children," said Dr Bina Ali, study's lead author.
Awareness Month, observed each March, was established 3 decades ago to educate the public about the incidence of brain injury
and the needs of persons with brain injuries and their families (1).
Since 1993, National Brain Injury
Awareness Month has been observed to increase awareness and understanding of the kinds and causes of brain injury
Specialists in traumatic brain injury
from the psychiatric and neurological sciences present a textbook for medical students.