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November 2013 Archives

Chiari I Malformation - Symptoms After Injury

Chiari I malformation that is asymptomatic can become symptomatic exhibiting many symptoms after injury. A study reproduced in the medical periodical - Neurosurgery (October 2008) concludes that minor head or neck trauma can precipitate the onset of symptoms in previously asymptomatic patients with Chiari I malformation. This study indicates what many treating neurosurgeons agree with that the asymptomatic condition can become symptomatic due to the aggravation of the condition caused by injury to the head or neck.

Traumatic Brain Injury - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder are not mutually exclusive. A person suffering a traumatic brain injury can also suffer post-traumatic stress disorder whereby they relive the fear of the event, suffer nightmares and suffer continuing recurring problems. Victims of accidents that do not suffer a loss of consciousness or an extended period of unconsciousness can experience simultaneous post-traumatic stress disorder due to the events that cause the injury.

Poor lighting may be to blame for fatal pedestrian accident

East Providence, Rhode Island, police are investigating an accident that happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. Police report that a 53-year-old woman was struck down by a vehicle driven by a 39-year-old local resident. The driver had been traveling in the northern direction when the pedestrian accident occurred. Also in the car were two children, but neither the children nor the driver were injured.

Rhode Island man killed in motorcycle crash

Rhode Island residents who have been involved in motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents may be wise to expand their knowledge on the relevant laws pertaining to legal action after such an incident. Rhode Island police reported a fatal motorcycle crash that took the life of a 56-year old man recently. The man was traveling on a motorcycle at about 1:20 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 11.

Traumatic Brain Injury - Mood Disorders

Traumatic brain injury resulting in persistent post-concussive symptoms can lead to significant mood disorders in victims with this injury. Persistent symptoms caused by this type of injury cause continuing mood disorders including anxiety, depression and irritability.

Traumatic Brain Injury - Helmets and Prevention

Helmets are an important part of prevention concerning skull fractures and scalp lacerations. When participating in sports and recreational activities including football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, horseback riding, bicycle riding or motorcycle riding it is important to wear a helmet for prevention of certain types of head injuries including skull fractures and scalp lacerations. A helmet can provide protection from a traumatic brain injury concerning a direct hit to a single area of the brain. However, this type of injury can occur even when wearing a helmet when the injury is caused by an acceleration/deceleration causing the brain to smash back and forth inside the skull and helmet injuring the brain even though a helmet is being worn.

Car accident: wrong-way driver causes accident on bridge

State police from Providence, Rhode Island, started receiving multiple calls at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. Prior to the car accident, callers had reported a vehicle heading south in a northbound lane. Soon afterward, police began receiving calls about a car traveling east on a westbound lane, and it was then determined that it was the same car.

Traumatic Brain Injury - Rehabilitation

When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury, rehabilitation is necessary to help the body heal and assist the brain in doing functions that used be automatic. Rehabilitation will help the TBI victim learn different ways to do things if previous abilities have been lost. Rehabilitation will help the victim live and function independently.

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