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Safety Tips for Brain Injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just released a helpful list of brain injury safety tips. By focusing on injury prevention, long-term health complications can be avoided. Because a TBI can occur at any time and in any age group, these brain injury safety tips apply to everyone.

Brain Injuries Can Lead to Delirium

Delirium is the term used to refer to an acute state of confusion. The majority of individuals who develop delirium are those who spend an excessive amount of time in the hospital. The monotony associated with a prolonged hospital stay is thought to contribute to the development of delirium. Now, a research paper shows that delirium might be related to severe injuries, as well.

Exosomes Can Help Treat Brain Injuries

A new study showed that exosomes might be able to help individuals recover functional abilities following a traumatic brain injury. Over the past few years, brain injuries have been a major focus of the medical community. This has led to new methods of TBI diagnosis and treatment. While these developments are significant, they have not shown the ability to reverse the damage that has already taken place. This often includes significant motor deficits (such as paralysis) and sensory issues (such as chronic pain). This recent research might be able to help reverse some of this damage and restore functional abilities. If these results reach the clinical setting, they will represent a major medical breakthrough.

A New Eye Test May Diagnose Brain Injuries

A recent study showed how a new handheld eye test might be able to recognize a brain injury that would otherwise be missed. Even though there have been many new diagnostic tools developed for head injuries, neurological damage continues to impact countless families every year. Furthermore, some of the latest diagnostic tools, such as novel MRI techniques, are incredibly expensive. Sometimes, the cost might be too prohibitive for new diagnostic tools to be considered adequate.

Transplanted Neurons May End Seizures

A recently published paper in Nature showed that a neuron transplant might have the potential to improve someone’s memory, as well as stop seizures following a traumatic brain injury. This research paper came from a series of labs based out of the University of California, Irvine. The potential treatment discussed in this paper matters because millions of people in the United States suffer a TBI every year. Brain injuries have the potential to cause inflammation in the brain, leading to cell death. Sadly, much of the damage stemming from a head injury is thought to be irreversible.

Brain Injury Questions to Ask Following an Accident

Brain injury questions are common following an accident. A traumatic event can happen at any time, and even seemingly minor accidents can lead to a head injury. Like other injuries, TBIs can range markedly in their scope and severity. Therefore, it is essential for individuals and loved ones to gather as much information as possible.

Photosensitivity is a Common Problem After a Brain Injury

Photosensitivity is one of the most common symptoms that people might develop following a traumatic brain injury. This complication has been noted with numerous types of neurological damage ranging from a concussion to a cerebral contusion and even a brain bleed.

Tremors Are Common Following a Brain Injury 

Tremors are common and often overlooked complications of a traumatic brain injury. These tremors can have a severe impact on someone’s overall quality of life. When doctors and other health professionals are assessing someone’s quality of life, they look at that person’s ability to function physically, mentally, and emotionally. Some of the complications following a brain injury include numbness, weakness, paralysis, mental health disorders, and tremors.