Brain Injury

A brain injury is any injury occurring in the brain of a living organism. Brain injuries can be classified along several dimensions. Primary and secondary brain injury are ways to classify the injury processes that occur in brain injury, while focal and diffuse brain injury are ways to classify the extent or location of injury in the brain. Specific forms of brain injury include:

  • Brain damage, the destruction or degeneration of brain cells.
  • Traumatic brain injury, damage that occurs when an outside force traumatically injures the brain.
  • Stroke, a vascular event causing damage in the brain.
  • Acquired brain injury, damage to the brain that occurs after birth, regardless of whether it is traumatic or nontraumatic, or whether due to an outside or internal cause.

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Moody Foundation - Major Grants and Initiatives - Transitional Learning Center
... The Transitional Learning Center (TLC) is a facility that specializes solely in post-acute brain injury rehabilitation ... It was started by the foundation in 1982, in response to a brain injury suffered by a son of trustee Robert L ... The center provides survivors of acute brain injury with rehabilitation services needed to help patients overcome their injuries and regain independence ...
Craig Hospital - Research
... In 1973, Craig was designated a Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Center by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and begins enrolling patients in 1974 ... study and treatment of aging in spinal cord injury, publishing the text Aging With Spinal Cord Injury in 1993 ... of spasticity trial (1996), and the Sygen Multicenter Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study (2004) ...
Primary And Secondary Brain Injury
... Primary and secondary brain injury are ways to classify the injury processes that occur in brain injury ... In traumatic brain injury (TBI), primary injury occurs during the initial insult, and results from displacement of the physical structures of the brain ... On the other hand, secondary injury occurs gradually and may involve an array of cellular processes ...
Traumatic Brain Injury - History
... Head injury is present in ancient myths that may date back before recorded history ... Ancient Mesopotamians knew of head injury and some of its effects, including seizures, paralysis, and loss of sight, hearing or speech ... Ancient Greek physicians including Hippocrates understood the brain to be the center of thought, probably due to their experience with head trauma ...
Michael Paul Mason - Literary Work
... Mason's first book of non-fiction, Head Cases Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath, chronicles the years he spent as a brain-injury case manager and tells the stories of ... article, "Dead Men Walking", which triggered a national debate about the treatment of brain-injured veterans of the Iraq War ...

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