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Brain injuries

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Acquired Brain Injury - Brain Foundation

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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Effects of Brain Injury - Synapse

Behavioural Impaired self-awareness and brain injury Lack of self-awareness is a common outcome for people who sustain brain injuries with frontal lobe damage

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Causes of Brain Injury - Synapse

Causes of Brain Injury Infections and Diseases Infections that cause swelling in the brain or the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord (meninges) can result in acquired brain injury (ABI)

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About Brain Injury - Synapse

Brain injury includes a number of conditions and disorders that result in impairment to the brain and its functions.

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Brain Injury Basics - Synapse

Brain Injury Basics Understanding the Nervous System The nervous system is a complex system including the brain, spinal cord and nerves

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Headache and brain injury - Synapse

Headaches are a common and often persistent problem after acquiring a brain injury.  Headaches can arise after damage to different structures both inside and outside the head.

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Understanding Brain Injury | Synapse

While every brain injury is different, we have a range of information on hand that can help explain the impacts.

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Traumatic Brain Injury - Synapse

Traumatic brain injury is caused by either a blow to the head or by the head being forced to move rapidly forwards or backwards.

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Traumatic Brain Injury - Brain Foundation

Traumatic Brain Injury See Acquired Brain Injury 2012 Research Applicant Essay Sandy Shultz 2012 Research Applicant Essay Cathy Catroppa DISCLAIMER: The information provided is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient / site visitor and his / her existing health care professionals

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Pain Management and brain injury - Synapse

Pain can be one of the many resulting effects from a brain injury and it needs appropriate management to maintain a reasonable quality of life.

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