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concussion

a jarring of the brain, caused by a blow or a fall, usually resulting in loss of consciousness

concussion

[kən′kəsh·ən]
(engineering)
Shock waves in the air caused by an explosion underground or at the surface or by a heavy blow directly to the ground surface during excavation, quarrying, or blasting operations.
(medicine)
A state of shock following traumatic injury, especially cerebral trauma, in which there is temporary functional impairment without physical evidence of damage to impaired tissues.
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Persistent symptoms associated with factors identified by the WHO Task Force on mild traumatic brain injury. Clinical Neuropsychology, 22(2), 195-208.
While most people with mild traumatic brain injury eventually recover fully, a small subgroup experience permanent symptoms from their injury.(36) At least one expert in the field calls this condition persistent post-concussion syndrome.(37) Often these patients will need long-term medical and psychological support.
The spectrum of neurobehavioral sequelae following repetitive mild traumatic brain injury: a novel mouse model of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is the most common form of TBI accounting for 70%-90% of all cases (Cassidy et al., 2004).
Functional Deficits of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Kay, 1993; Larkin, 1992; Novak et al., 1988; Rutherford, 1989).
Jones, the expert should give a detailed explanation of mild traumatic brain injury in a general context, explaining what residuals result from the injury That way, at the conclusion of this part of the testimony, the jury has a full understanding of the malady and its residual problems.
Factors influencing cognitive functioning following mild traumatic brain injury in OIF/OEF burn patients.
In the study population of 305,885 men, 4,713 had sustained one mild traumatic brain injury before cognitive testing, 11,217 men sustained one mild traumatic brain injury and 795 men at least two mild traumatic brain injuries during the study.
Depression also was strongly associated with sleep duration and symptoms of insufficient sleep (adjusted OR, 7.9 and 2.5, respectively), and while mild traumatic brain injury was most strongly associated with combat exposures (adjusted OR, 16.7), it was also associated with very short sleep duration (adjusted OR, 1.8) and symptoms of insufficient sleep (adjusted OR, 1.8 and 2.0, respectively).
The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations based on current evidence that will help registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and institutions provide safe and effective care to injured patients with a mild traumatic brain injury across the continuum of care.
More health professionals continued to diagnose her with a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury and treat her for such symptoms.