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Brain Injuries Archives

Chronic subdural hematoma: Slow, subtle and dangerous

A head injury generally requires a trip to the nearest Massachusetts doctor. However, the chronic subdural hematoma can be tricky to identify because it may not result from standard head trauma and can take a significant amount of time to cause worrying symptoms.

Recovering from brain injuries: A slow and expensive process

Slow recovery and damage to cognitive and physical function are hallmarks of a traumatic brain injury. Massachusetts patients recovering from TBIs also may face additional stress because of the medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury as well as a loss of income during and even after the healing period.

Risks of repeated brain trauma

Traumatic brain injuries can have long-term consequences for behavior, cognition and functional abilities. Thus, no TBI should go unexamined. Massachusetts patients who have undergone repeated head injuries should be aware of the potential for neurodegeneration over time.

Minimizing the risks of brain injury from cardiac arrest

Undergoing cardiac arrest can be terrifying for Massachusetts patients. Persons in cardiac arrest need to receive immediate treatment to increase their chances of survival and minimize the possibility of severe long-term effects, such as brain injuries.

Preventing a traumatic brain injury

From memory problems and headaches to difficulty at work, people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may encounter a number of difficulties. Unfortunately, TBIs are not always immediately recognizable and some people experience problems years after the injury took place. In order to avoid the multitude of challenges that a TBI may cause, people should do everything in their ability to prevent a traumatic brain injury.

The craniectomy: Not always the right choice

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can have a huge impact on Massachusetts patients and their families. Although patients may experience rapid recovery from mild trauma to the brain, severe head injuries are much more complicated for physicians to treat and may have lifelong effects on the patient. Craniectomy is a popular approach for severe head injuries, but evidence suggests it is not always an effective method.

Types of brain injuries

Most Massachusetts residents have heard about people who suffer head trauma. This can happen due to many different factors. Accidents on the sports field, in a car or elsewhere can result in brain injuries. Deprivation of oxygen to the brain can leave people with long-term function loss. Medical conditions or events like strokes can also cause permanent damage to the brain. Understanding some of the types of brain injuries that are possible is important.

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