Category: TBI Articles

TBI FAQ’s

What is an Acquired Brain Injury?

It is the impairment of normal brain function due to a neurological insult, such as: open or closed head injury (traumatic brain injury or TBI), select cerebral vascular lesions (i.e., aneurysm, hemorrhage, brain stem stroke), hypoxic event (loss of oxygen .. i.e., near drowning), intracranial tumor, and select neurological diseases (i.e., encephalopathy). Well, that is a technical definition. Not very satisfying, is it? Read more

TPN References/Tools: Brain Map

You will find two views of the brain on this page. The first is a surface view and the second is a mid-line view. Keep in mind that this is a very simplistic diagram although it has proven to be quite effective in beginning the process of learning how the brain controls thought and action and why injuries to the brain are so serious Read more

TPN References/Tools: Coup Contrecoup

The COUP injury is caused when the head is stopped suddenly and the brain rushes forward it not only gets injured by hitting in the side of the skull but also damaged as it rubs against all the inner ridges.

The CONTRECOUP injury is caused when the brain bounces off the primary surface and impacts against the opposing side of the skull. Again, additional injury occurs as the brain again rubs against all the inner ridges. Read more

Materials

GOOD READ means that the book is action-oriented and written so that many different audiences can read and understand it. These are books that we highly recommend. Read more

Children with Traumatic Brain Injuries

The number of children and adolescents in this country sustaining traumatic brain injuries is staggering. Each year one million …

What are seizures?

The terms epilepsy and seizure are often confined. On the one hand, a seizure is the resulting behavior or set of behaviors, …

Can seizures be controlled?

Treatment of epileptic seizures is usually accomplished through medication management. Antiepileptic medications work by …