Brain Injuries

PET Scans Could Predict Recovery from Brain Injuries

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PET scans may be able to predict how well patients will recover from severe brain injuries, according to a new study out of Belgium. The new finding provides a reliable method of predicting which patients will wake up from comas, and who will remain unresponsive. Bedside tests for recovery from comas are currently only about […]

What Brain Injury Means for the Victim

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Acquired brain injuries (ABI’s) are common, and treatment can be a grueling process. This injuries can be sustained in a number of ways, including automobile accidents and workplace injuries. Once damage is done, it can take years for the person who suffered the injury to begin to once again lead a normal life. Recovery plans […]

What is Acquired Brain Injury?

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Acquired brain injury (ABI) is often called the invisible disability. For many people suffering from its effects, everyday life is a struggle. Several factors, including fetal alcohol poisoning, can cause a baby to be born with brain damage. But, ABI is defined as a brain injury acquired after birth. These can take place through one […]

Malpractice Can Lead to Brain Injuries and Cerebral Palsy

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According to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, “Cerebral Palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.” […]

Cerebral Palsy Affects Hundreds of Thousands of Children Every Year

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According to My Child, about 500,000 children who are under the age of eighteen have cerebral palsy. (Cerebral Palsy Statistics) Additionally, the statistics go on to inform us that between 1,200 and 1,500 more children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year. The constant prevalence of the condition is certainly upsetting, especially when many of […]