Mike Cameron suffered from a brain injury August 11, 2005. The two outfielders Mike Cameron and Carlos Beltran, running at full speed, both dive after a fly ball and collided face first. Cameron was disabled because of multiple injuries and needed surgery to repair facial fractures. Beltran was diagnosed with a concussion and a minimally non-displaced fracture of a facial bone, which did not require surgery. He suffered temporary loss of vision and two broken
Introduction When it comes to acquiring a traumatic brain injury, every individual's experience is different. In the novel, “In Search of Wings,” by Beverly Bryant, Beverly shares her story of acquiring a disability. She then proceeds to describe how her life drastically changed and how overwhelming her new challenges had become. After being involved in a car accident, she went from being a top National gymnastics judge who was very active and independent, to being a patient living at rehabilitation hospital having to rely on others to help with basic tasks.
Brian Pickens Dr.Willams English 12 1 May 2016 Problem Statement The Research shows that concussions has required numerous players to retire early. The investigation indicates that countless NFL players that have died have had concussions or brain disease contribute to their death. “A total of 87 out of 91 former NFL players have tested positive for the brain disease at the center of the debate over concussions in football, according to new figures from the nation’s largest brain bank focused on the study of traumatic head injury.
This type injury is a serious form of brain injury that requires immediate medical attention. Because there is an open wound, open head injury victims may be exposed to infection and contamination. It can occur in car crashes, sports accidents, work accidents, or gunshot wounds that create a skull fracture. Objects like a screwdriver can pierce the skull and cause brain injury. If the object leaves in a different location than where it entered, it’s known as a perforating open head
People cannot diagnose CTE until an autopsy has taken place, and they diagnose it with Tau protein. CTE is believed to have four stages that affect the human body. These stages are dangerous because many victims think it’s normal aging, and then they catch it too late (“What is CTE”). The first stage might not come until months to years after the head trauma. This stage includes bad headaches and
A concussion occurs when the head sustains a hard blow and the impact jars or shakes the brain inside the skull, intruding on the cerebrum normal activities. Despite the fact that there might be cuts or wounds on the head or face, there might be no other noticeable indications of a brain damage. You don't have to pass out or loss consciousness to have a concussion. A few people will have evident indications of a concussion, such as passing out or forgetting what happened right before the injury.
In order to be diagnosed with a concussion or brain injury, you need to have a neurological exam. This will likely occur in the emergency room by a physician. If they believe that you may have had a concussion or a more serious injury, they will likely order a series of more definitive testing, such as CT or MRI scans of the brain. A neurologist or radiologist will read the scans and determine the extent of the damage. Once it 's determined the person has in fact experienced a concussion, a variety of treatment options will be suggested.
When a concussion occurs, the brain is slammed against the inside of the skull and can be bruised. The brain tissue can tear due to different parts moving at different speeds. The ion and chemical ratio becomes unbalanced, causing nerve failure and unconsciousness. Oxygen is limited, slowing recovery. Multiple concussions and swelling can cause progressive cognitive decline which is like dementia (Brain Facts).
Symptoms may include headache or neck pain, also nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and or tiredness. Players may feel dazed or not normal for several days or weeks after the injury. Doctors use neurologic exams and imaging test to diagnose a concussion. Most players recover fully after a concussion, but it can take some
A concussion can be defined as a mild traumatic brain injury caused by excessive impact to the head. The word concussion comes from the Latin word concutere, which means "to shake violently. " The injury is caused by the brain moving forcefully back and forth. The brain is made up of soft tissue and protected by spinal fluid and encased in the protective shell of the skull.
Hydrocephalus is one of the common birth defects that affect the brain development; it affects 2 of every 1000 births in the US (NIH, 2005). The term hydrocephalus comes from the Greek words; hydro means water and cephalus means head, as the name implies, the primary characteristic of this disorder is the excessive accumulation of CSF or cerebrospinal fluid in the brain (Piatt,2011), the cerebrospinal fluid is the colorless fluid that bathes the brain and the spinal cord, the excessive accumulation of this fluid can lead to an abnormal widening of the ventricles of the brain, and this widening can cause pressure on tissues of the brain (NIH, 2005). The ventricular system of the brain consists of four ventricles and narrow passages between
A hemorrhagic stroke is a result of bleeding into the brain tissue, usually as a result of a burst blood vessel, resulting in neuronal death and damage to brain structures. The initial brain bleed (hematoma), often leads to increased intracranial pressure (mass effect), which is severe enough, can compress brain tissue and lead to restriction of blood flow, and therefore subsequently ischemia and cell death (Keep et al., 2012). Overall, hemorrhagic strokes are less common, with approximately 10-15% of all strokes being classified in this category but tend to have a higher mortality rate, possibly due to the tendency for these strokes to be more severe with poorer outcomes. A stroke can occur in any area of the brain, depending on the blood
Brain Aneurysm Four major blood vessel supply blood to the brain. They join together at the circle of willis at the base of the brain. Smaller arteries leave the circle and branch out to supply brain cells with oxygen and nutrients. Artery junction points may become weak causing a ballooning of the blood vessel wall to potentially form a small sac or aneurysm. Cerebral aneurysms are common but most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally at autopsy.
presence can be identified but it is much more difficult to prove its absence (Gosseries et al., 2011). Causes The vegetative state just like other disorders of consciousness can occur due to three main reasons; the first and most common cause is a traumatic brain injury. As a result of a severe head injury, for example an injury sustained during a car accident, a fall from a great height, or a violent assault, a person can enter into a state of vegetative consciousness. According to Gosseries et al.