Traumatic Brain Injury is a complicate injury with broad spectrum of injuries caused by an external force that traumatically injures the brain. Most of the US people experiencing with brain injuries and more than half are bad enough to go to hospital. It can be classified based on its severity, mechanism and other factors like location. Men are more affected with TBI compared to women because of vehicle accidents falls and violence and it can be the major cause of the death. Signs are dependent on the severity of injury, with mild injury patient may or may not lose consciousness and can experience vomiting, nausea, headache followed by other symptoms. Severe TBI results with repeated vomiting convulsion, slurred speech, loss of coordination, confusion, restlessness followed by other symptoms. Prevention includes reducing automobile accidents, using seat belts helmets as well as efforts to reduce the number of accidents like safety education programs and application of traffic laws.
Last date updated on June, 2014