Traumatic brain/head injury (TBI/THI)is often referred to as an acquired brain injury or head injury. TBI/THI occurs when there has been damage to the brain caused by some form of sudden trauma to the head. In traumatic situations, the head may suddenly or violently hit an object causing TBI. In other cases, the skull may be penetrated causing direct injury to the brain.
A TBI is obviously devastating to the victim and their families. In some cases, the victim may experience a complete recovery. In more unfortunate circumstances, the victim may never return to work or require lifelong assistance or skilled nursing care.
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The effect of TBI can vary greatly among individuals and is highly dependent on the location and extent of the damage to the brain.
The complications may range from mild to severe and include the following:
- Altered sleep patterns
- Blurred vision
- Behavior and mood changes
- Memory problems
- Trouble with attention, concentration and thought
Moderate to severe brain injuries may cause any or all of the following:
- Headaches that continue to worsen
- Inability to awaken
- Increased confusion
- Nausea and vomiting
- Problems with coordination
- Pupil dilation in one or both eyes
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness in extremities
Treatment and Prognosis of TBI
Patients with signs of moderate to severe TBI receive immediate medical attention. Physicians perform neurologic assessment and initiate necessary medical and surgical planning to minimize the effect of the injury. Patients with severe TBI often require lengthy hospital admissions and subsequent transfer to rehabilitation facilities with expertise treating brain injury patients.
The prognosis for a TBI patient is determined by the severity of the injury and the progress of the patient during the various stages of rehabilitation. The recovery process is often challenging and expensive.
Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery and Rehabilitation
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