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Rehabilitation for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury - WebMD

11/26/2014
11:30 | Author: David Perry

Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
Rehabilitation for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury - WebMD

The continuum of rehabilitation for patients with traumatic brain injury is broadly segmented into three stages that follow the initial acute medical intervention.

Typically, individuals identified as having experienced a TBI are seen in an emergency department and, along with a clinical exam, may undergo immediate neuro-radiological examination such as head computerized tomographic (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to assess signs of brain trauma (bleeding within the skull or brain known as intracranial hemorrhaging, increased pressure on the brain, or bruising of the brain known as contusions). Individuals with identified brain pathology are typically admitted to the hospital intensive care unit for close observation and needed medical interventions.

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Brain Injury Treatment - BIAA - Brain Injury Association of America

11/25/2014
09:00 | Author: David Perry

Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
Brain Injury Treatment - BIAA - Brain Injury Association of America

The diagram below depicts brain injury treatment in an orderly progression from trauma care to community integration. But very little about brain injury is orderly.

The Glasgow Coma Scale is used to determine the initial severity of a brain injury. It is often used at the emergency scene or emergency room. Motor, verbal, and eye responses are solicited and rated. A score of 15 is normal/near normal and a score of 3 indicates the worst possible neurological status.

The Functional Assessment Measure (FAM) is used in conjunction with the Functional Independent Measure (FIM). The FAM was developed specifically for people with brain injury and consists of 12 items added to the 18 items of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM).

Occupational Therapists use purposeful activities as a means of preventing, reducing, or overcoming physical and emotional challenges to ensure the highest level of independent functioning in meaningful daily living.

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The Recovery Process For Traumatic Brain Injury - MSKTC

9/24/2014
07:50 | Author: David Perry

Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
The Recovery Process For Traumatic Brain Injury - MSKTC

Common stages. In the first few weeks after a brain injury, swelling, bleeding or changes in brain chemistry often affect the function of healthy brain tissue.

Later stages of recovery can bring increased brain and physical function. The person's ability to respond may improve gradually. Back to top.

This information is not meant to replace the advice from a medical professional. You should consult your health care provider regarding specific medical concerns or treatment.

Level 9-- Purposeful-Appropriate: Person can go through daily routine while aware of need for stand by assistance.

TThe fastest improvement happens in about the first six months after injury.

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The Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation - Kessler Institute for

7/23/2014
05:20 | Author: David Perry

Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
The Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation - Kessler Institute for

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects more than 1.5 million Americans each year. Yet no two injuries are alike nor do they create the same challenges for patients.

As part of our comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation program, Kessler offers a highly specialized Severe Disorders of Consciousness (SDOC) Program. This pioneering program addresses the unique needs of individuals who are in a coma, vegetative or minimally-conscious state. It effectively combines medical care, pharmacological management and therapy interventions to maximize individual potential.

For more information about Kessler's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, to arrange a tour or to discuss admission, contact us or call call Kessler's West Orange, Saddle Brook or Chester Campus.

Individuals with brain injury have a wide range of physical and functional challenges, as well as rehabilitation goals.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Hope Through Research National Institute of

5/22/2014
03:10 | Author: David Perry

Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
Traumatic Brain Injury Hope Through Research National Institute of

? Rehabilitation is an important part of the recovery process for a TBI patient.

Get Web page suited for printing this to a friend or colleague Request free mailed brochure Traumatismo Cerebral: Esperanza en la Investigación PDF version (3 MB).

Perhaps the most famous TBI patient in the history of medicine was Phineas Gage. In 1848, Gage was a 25-year-old railway construction foreman working on the Rutland and Burlington Railroad in Vermont. In the 19th century, little was understood about the brain and even less was known about how to treat injury to it. Most serious injuries to the brain resulted in death due to bleeding or infection.

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