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Traumatic Brain Injury Francisco R. Solis, MS IV St. Barnabas Hospital NYCOM-Class of 2007
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Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Definition : a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairments of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness.
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Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemiology Each year in the United States: Approximately 1 million head-injured people are treated in hospital emergency rooms, Approximately 270,000 people experience a moderate or severe TBI, Approximately 60,000 new cases of epilepsy occur as a result of head trauma, Approximately 230,000 people are hospitalized for TBI and survive, Approximately 80,000 of these survivors live with significant disabilities as a result of the injury, and Approximately 70,000 people die from head injury.
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Traumatic Brain Injury Mechanism of Injury MVAs are the leading cause of TBI in the United States and account for approximately 50% of all TBIs. These include automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrian struck. MVAs are also the leading cause of TBIs in individuals under the age of 75. Falls are the 2 nd leading cause of TBI, accounting for 20-30% of all TBIs. In individuals aged 75 years and older, falls are the most common cause of TBI. Firearms are the 3
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