Term: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Last Updated: 2008-11-18
Damage to the brain due to a sudden head trauma (e.g., an object striking the head or puncturing the brain). Some symptoms of a mild TBI are headache, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, fatigue, and impaired memory or concentration. Some symptoms of a moderate or severe TBI include mild TBI symptoms, nausea, seizures, an inability to regain consciousness, slurred speech, and poor coordination ( National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2008 ).
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Traumatic Brain Injury Information page. Available from: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tbi/tbi.htm [Related Links] (View)
- Brownell M, De Coster C, Penfold R, Derksen S, Au W, Schultz J, Dahl M. Manitoba Child Health Atlas Update. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2008. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)
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