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Brain injuries

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Brain Foundation | Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired Brain Injury Acquired Brain Injury (Brain Injury, Head Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI) Description Brain injury includes a complex group of medical and surgical problems that are caused by trauma to the head

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Brain Foundation | Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury See Acquired Brain Injury 2012 Research Applicant Essay - Sandy Shultz 2012 Research Applicant Essay -Cathy Catroppa

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Acquired brain injury in children | Raising Children Network

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is any damage to the brain that happens after birth. Read about ABI causes, features and support, especially in children.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Acquired brain injury

Trauma to the head is the most common cause of acquired brain injury in children. Trauma means that an injury to the brain has been caused by a blow to the head, such as falling, motor vehicle accident, bicycle accident or being hit on the head, or by being shaken.

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BrainLink | ABI Information Kit

The Acquired Brain Injury information kit was produced by a joint committee of brain injury organisations with the support and assistance of the Department of Human Services Victoria

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Brain Foundation | Concussion

Concussion Concussion (See also Acquired Brain Injury) Description Concussion is used to describe a minor head injury that is not usually life-threatening

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BrainLink | Programs and Events for People with ABI/ABD

The BrainLink Group is a recreational group for people impacted by acquired brain injury or disorder

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Brain Foundation | Coma

Coma Coma (See also Acquired Brain Injury, Stroke) Description Coma is a state of unconsciousness in which a patient does not react with the surrounding environment

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Concussion -

Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that results in sudden onset of neurological symptoms that resolve spontaneously over a varying period of time.

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BrainLink | Carers Guide

For Those Who Care is a practical guide for families of people with neurological conditions or acquired brain injury

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