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Technology can help to check for traumatic brain injury

Brain injuries can easily happen due to a fall or a car accident in West Virginia, for example. Unfortunately, these types of injuries can have long-lasting impacts on one's quality of life. However, a brand-new device may make it possible to check for traumatic brain injury, including bleeds and concussions, in less than one hour.

Traumatic brain injury can occur without structural brain damage

Concussions are types of brain injuries where the organs themselves do not necessarily sustain physical damage but where their functions are affected. In other words, when a patient in West Virginia suffers a traumatic brain injury, his or her brain stops working correctly for a brief moment in time. The individual experiences several symptoms quickly, and these symptoms resolve over time.

Could A New Type of Helmet Prevent Brain Injuries in Football Players?

With the beginning of football season here, there is always the worry about how much damage is done to player's brains. A recent article on PersonalInjury.com talks about this fear and a new helmet that can help eliminate this concern.

Even mild brain injury can cause brain cells to swell

When a motor vehicle crash occurs in West Virginia, an accidental bump of the head can naturally occur. If it is severe, such an injury may lead to a concussion. However, new brain injury research found that even a mild injury in the head area can actually produce a temporary, round swelling area within brain cells.

Research shows brain injury linked with dementia

A recent study indicated that traumatic brain injuries are linked to a higher risk for dementia in adults who are working age. However, no link was found between brain injury and the later onset of ALS or Parkinson's disease. The results of the research might play an important role in monitoring and rehabilitating patients with brain injuries in the long term in West Virginia and elsewhere.

Traumatic brain injury patients often suffer from sleep apnea

Researchers are planning to take part in a nationwide study to see if medical devices that patients use at home are able to diagnose sleep apnea. This is particularly helpful research for those in West Virginia and elsewhere who have suffered traumatic brain injury, as sleep apnea often becomes a problem following this type of injury. The study will compare how accurate these home devices are compared to formal lab screenings.

Traumatic brain injury can impact daily life

Head injuries can quickly cause one's functional, life and mental abilities to change dramatically. Traumatic brain injury happen when the brain strikes the skull, which can occur due to a fall or a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, brain injuries can happen at any age and just about any place. Many TBI victims live in West Virginia.

Traumatic brain injury in children may lead to attention issues

Injuries to the brain can hamper one's ability to remember information and even cause impulsivity, symptoms that can impact one's quality of life in West Virginia and elsewhere. For parents whose children have suffered traumatic brain injury, their major concern naturally may be what their children will be like a decade from now. Fortunately, researcher have been exploring this topic and are gathering more information about traumatic brain injury's long-term effects.

Lawsuit filed after man dies from traumatic brain injury

A man in another state suffered a brain injury and ended up passing way while under the care of a nursing home. A claim brought by the man's estate claims that the fatal traumatic brain injury, which was caused by a fall, occurred due to the nursing home's negligence. The estate filed a wrongful death claim against the nursing home along with two nurses. It is within the rights of an individual who loses a loved one due to nursing home negligence in West Virginia and elsewhere to seek justice through the civil court system.

New technology may help with detecting brain injury

Brain injuries can take a toll on the ability to recall information or understand new things. As a result, it can have a drastically negative effect on an individual's overall quality of life. However, new technology that is currently being developed specifically for soldiers may soon help medical professionals to detect if individuals have suffered a serious brain injury. While use of this technology is said to be some 18 months away, it may ultimately be helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of some brain injuries in West Virginia and across the United States.

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