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Blog Posts in April, 2009

  • D.C. Councilmember-at-large, Phil Mendelson, presented the Resolution passed by the District of Columbia City Council recognizing the establishment of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. and its affiliation with the Brain Injury Association of America. Councilmember Mendelson made opening remarks recognizing the fact that virtually everyone knows someone who has sustained a traumatic brain injury ...
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  • Secondary Injuries- Seizure Disorders

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 27-Apr-2009

    Another possible secondary injuries as the result of a traumatic injury, and after the primary brain injury has occurred, are seizure disorders. Seizure Disorders: in the medical terms, a seizure is the sudden appearance of convulsions, a disturbance of the senses, or a loss of consciousness. Seizures are often caused by injuries in the temporal or frontal lobes that disrupt the electrical ...
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  • Secondary injuries- Increased Intracranial Pressure

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 22-Apr-2009

    Another secondary injury possible as the result of a traumatic injury and after the primary brain injury has occurred, is increased intracranial pressure (ICP). ICP occurs because the brain is enclosed within the skull, the fluid formed from swelling or bleeding has nowhere to go. It builds up and causes increased pressure, further damaging brain tissue. The word cranial refers to the cranium, or ...
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  • Secondary Injuries- Hydrocephalus

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 20-Apr-2009

    The next injury possible as the result of a traumatic injury and after the primary brain injury has occurred, is hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is the flow of fluid from the spinal cord and brain into the cavities, or ventricles, of the brain is sometimes blocked or disrupted after a brain injury. When this happens fluid can build up in the brain and cause increased pressure. This condition is ...
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  • Secondary Injuries- Hypovolemic Shock

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 17-Apr-2009

    The next type of secondary injury possible as the result of a traumatic injury and after the primary brain injury has occurred, is hypovolemic shock. Hypovolemic shock is when a person who has had a traumatic brain injury may lose a lot of blood, and that loss can result in damage to brain tissue.
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  • Secondary Injuries- Hematoma

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 15-Apr-2009

    The next possible secondary injury as the result of a traumatic injury and after the primary brain injury has occurred, is a hematoma. A hematoma is a pool of blood that forms in the body. If the blood vessels in the brain are broken by the impact of a blow to the skull, they may leak, forming a hematoma. A hematoma can cause brain injury by directly damaging nerves or by causing increased ...
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  • Secondary Injuries- Brain Swelling

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 13-Apr-2009

    The second of the secondary injuries possible as the result of a traumatic injury and after the primary brain injury has occurred, is brain swelling. Brain Swelling is: The brain, like any other part of the body, swells after severe trauma. Because the brain is encased in the hard, unexpandable skull, however, brain swelling can have more serious effects than swelling in, say, an arm or a leg. In ...
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  • Secondary Injuries- Anoxia

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 10-Apr-2009

    The first of the secondary injuries possible as the result of a traumatic injury and after the primary brain injury has occurred, is anoxia. Anoxia is a lack of oxygen to the brain. Brain cells, like all cells in the body, need a constant supply of oxygen to stay alive. When blood flow to the brain is reduced, the brain no longer receives its supply of fresh oxygen and brain cells die or are ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injury: The Second Stage- Secondary Injury

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 8-Apr-2009

    The secondary injury of a traumatic brain injury occurs in the brain and throughout the body after the primary brain injury has happened. Such injuries may include the following: -Anoxia -Brain Swelling -Hematoma -Hypovolemic Shock -Hydrocephalus -Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) -Seizure Disorders
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  • Traumatic Brain Injury: The First Stage- Primary Injury

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 6-Apr-2009

    Each traumatic brain injury has a primary and secondary injury associated with it. The primary injury refers to what happens to the brain and skull at the moment of impact. The effect of this impact is related to the unique structure of the skull and the brain. The bone of the skull is very hard, while the brain is very soft. When a traumatic brain injury occurs, such as a car crash or a fall, the ...
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