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  Brain damage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brain damage or brain injury is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells.
Common causes of focal or localized brain damage are physical trauma (traumatic brain injury), stroke, aneurysm, or neurological illness.
The extent and effect of brain injury is often assessed by the use of neurological examination, neuroimaging, and neuropsychological assessment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brain_damage   (433 words)

 brain injury .com | Traumatic Brain Injury TBI Motor Vehicle Accident Falls Sports Injury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Damage from hypoxia is often seen in the hippocampus, an area of the brain necessary for laying down new memories.
Edema - is a swelling of the brain.
The brain is hollow; the interior cavities, called ventricles, contain cerebrospinal fluid circulating from the ventricles up over the surface of the brain where the cerebrospinal fluid is absorbed.
www.braininjury.com /injured.html   (2150 words)

 Vaccines and Neurological Damage
Brain damage is by far the most common adverse reaction associated with vaccinations, although their actual numbers are not often reported correctly.
Brain damage from vaccines is epidemic and yet, doctors are slow to diagnose neurological disorders (in US) when vaccinations are at stake but we see many citations linking changes (for the worse) after vaccinations are given.
Vaccinations cause the brain to swell and that is "encephalitis", regardless of diagnosis.
www.mercola.com /article/vaccines/neurological_damage.htm   (1152 words)

 Brain Injury Lawyer Vancouver BC - Personal Injury - Webster & Associates - Brain Injury Resources
Brain damage caused by head injury is classified by whether distribution is focal or diffuse.
Alternatively, brain damage may be classified in terms of its distribution in relation to the damage force.
In contrast, because the brain has so little rigidity in its position in the cranium, rotation produces strain and distortion of its moorings; for example, a soccer player can strike a fast-moving ball with his or her head by taking care to avoid rotation of the head on impact.
www.brain-injury-law.com /post_concussional_disorder_1.html   (644 words)

Brain damage was the leading cause of death in persons under 40 years of age, and nearly one-fifth of all cerebral deaths were hemorrhagic (19).
The damaging effects of ECT on the brain are thoroughly documented.
Many psychiatrists are unaware that ECT causes brain damage and memory loss because numerous authorities and a leading psychiatric textbook (58) deny these facts.
www.idiom.com /~drjohn/amjpsych.html   (2985 words)

 Brain Damage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Traumatic Brain Injury/Closed Head Injury: Results from rapid acceleration and deceleration of the brain (whiplash), including shearing (tearing) of nerve fibers, contusion (bruising) of the brain tissue against the skull, brain stem injuries, and edema (swelling) or bleeding in the brain.
A person who has suffered a brain injury may have to readjust many areas of their life and may not be able continue living the way they did before the injury.
It is the patient with mild brain injuries with a complete medical recovery from physical symptoms that presents a major challenge to the legal team to prove and explain the long-term effect of these brain injuries to insurance companies, judges and juries.
www.thurswell.com /brain.htm   (854 words)

The brain's capillary system (blood brain barrier), on the other hand, are composed of tightly packed cells or "junctions" which reduce their permeability and eliminates the bulk flow of solutes through them.
Parkinson's Disease, itself, is a complex chronic brain disorder resulting primarily from progressive death of a specific group of nerve cells in a layer of a region of the substantia nigra (basal ganglia) in the midbrain.
This is due to an incompetent blood brain barrier and neuronal (brain) damage produced by excitotoxins circulating the fetal brain areas.
www.wnho.net /aspartame_brain_damage.htm   (5116 words)

 brain injury .com | Traumatic Brain Injury TBI Information Resource - Brain Injury Attorney Lawyer Steven Igou (via ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
First, victims of traumatic brain injury and their families often are not given adequate information regarding the nature of their medical condition.
The field of traumatic brain injury is extremely complex and often health care providers do not have the time or resources to adequately address all of the medical and recovery issues involved.
Brain injury litigation is uniquely complex and requires attorneys that are experienced in the medical and legal issues involved.
www.braininjury.com.cob-web.org:8888   (192 words)

 Tobacco-Induced Brain Damage 1603-2004, How to Prevent It: Ban Cigarette Manufacturing
This action is probably two-fold as far as the brain is concerned, for in addition to its benumbing effects upon the nerve endings of sensation, there is probably an interference with the blood supply to the cortex of the brain which also reduces the perception of both pleasurable and unpleasant sensations.
Oppressive torpor, weakness or loss of intellect, softening of the brain, paralysis, nervous debility, dyspepsia, functional derangement of the heart, and diseases of the liver and kidneys are not uncommon consequences.
Due to their brain damage, especially the acalculia, smokers are prone to gambling, unable to react to the odds against them in that area of life as well.
members.tripod.com /medicolegal/preventbraindamage.htm   (13392 words)

 NIDA NOTES - "Ecstasy" Damages the Brain and Impairs Memory in Humans
Using advanced brain imaging techniques, the study found that MDMA harms neurons that release serotonin, a brain chemical thought to play an important role in regulating memory and other functions.
Examinations of brain tissue from the animals provided further confirmation that the decrease in serotonin transporters seen in the PET images corresponded to actual loss of serotonin nerve endings containing transporters in the baboons' brains.
Research on the functional consequences of MDMA-induced damage of serotonin-producing neurons in humans is at an early stage, and the scientists who conducted the studies cannot say definitively that the harm to brain serotonin neurons shown in the imaging study accounts for the memory impairments found among chronic users of the drug.
www.nida.nih.gov /NIDA_Notes/NNVol14N4/Ecstasy.html   (1200 words)

 Horrordvds.com - Brain Damage: Special Ed. DVD review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Synapse has chosen to release Brain Damage on DVD uncut, complete with a commentary from the director and crew and a new HD transfer that is, sadly, NOT enhanced for 16:9 TVs.
Brain Damage is Synapse's third DVD release and I look forward to the rest of their upcoming DVDs.
Brain Damage may not be everyone's cup of tea, but for Henenlotter fans this DVD is a must and it's uncut.
www.horrordvds.com /reviews/a-m/bdamage   (942 words)

 Brain Damage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hughes cancer J: The brain changes in electrically induced convulsions For other meanings see Brain damage (disambiguation) Brain damage or brain injury is the destruction damage or degeneration of brain cells.
Brain damage may occur due to a wide range of conditions illnesses or An archive of anatomy links to humorous bizarre and alternative Web pages.
Brain Damage Attorneys.com provides a nation wide directory disease of lawyers attorneys and law firms specializing in brain damage We will be adding many more movies as well as new features to research the "Brain Damage Films" web site in the near future.
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 Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury Attorneys
Because of the delay in this diagnosis, the child's brain was not properly oxygenated resulting in permanent brain damage.
Because of the delay in notifying the doctor of this emergency situation, the child was born with severe brain damage.
If you want the best attorney for your childs case, come to the law firm that is involved in cerebral palsy and brain damage cases every day of the week.
lawyersincorporated.com /braindamage.html   (769 words)

 BrainConnection.com - Martha Burns' Feb 2000 Column: Language and Reading in the Brain
By studying images of damaged brains through CAT or MRI scans, doctors and researchers can determine exactly which portions of the brain have been damaged and then test to see which skills are lost and which retained.
Studies of areas of the brain used for reading have generally shown that the same areas involved in oral language usage and comprehension are involved in reading.
Shaywitz and her colleagues did find, as have those who study damaged brains, that the areas of the brain involved in reading are those same language regions of the left hemisphere.
www.brainconnection.com /topics/?main=col/burns00feb   (1250 words)

 Right Hemisphere Brain Damage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Damage to the right hemisphere of the brain can lead to cognitive-communication problems, such as impaired memory, attention problems and poor reasoning.
In many cases, the individual with right brain damage is not aware of the cognitive difficulties or communication problems that they are experiencing.
When a person experiences right hemisphere brain damage with resulting cognitive-communication problems, a referral to a speech-language pathologist may be warranted.
www.asha.org /public/speech/disorders/right_brain.htm   (738 words)

 Study: Smoking Causes Brain Damage
Durazzo said the damage to the brain's frontal lobes could compromise the success of treatment and recovery.
That part of the brain is responsible for multiple functions of everyday life, including a person's ability to accurately judge or anticipate the consequences of their actions.
The study found that cigarette smoking alone caused damage to neuronal viability and cell membranes in the midbrain and on cell membranes of the cerebellar vermis.
www.jointogether.org /sa/news/summaries/reader/0,1854,575463,00.html   (376 words)

 ThirdAge: Anoxic Brain Damage
A person’s chance for recovery depends on the extent of the brain damage and the part of the brain involved.
Many people with mild brain damage can usually recover much of their neurologic function, or successfully learn to live with any remaining disabilities.
Initially, barbiturates may be used to slow down brain activity, and steroids and other medications may be used to reduce the swelling that accompanies injured brain tissue.
www.thirdage.com /healthgate/files/96472.html   (582 words)

 Brain damage - WrongDiagnosis.com
Detailed information about the causes of Brain damage including medication causes and drug interaction causes can be found in our causes pages.
With a diagnosis of Brain damage, it is also important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Brain damage.
Underlying causes of Brain damage (possibly wrongly diagnosed)
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /b/brain_damage/intro.htm   (797 words)

 Meeting News: Do Seizures Damage the Brain? : Epilepsy.com
By comparing strains of mice in which many brain cells die after seizures with other strains of mice in which the same nerve cells survive, scientists are now on the trail of a number of these important genes.
For many years we have known that in epilepsy certain nerve cells are lost in specific areas of the brain, such as the hippocampus, but these studies are showing that the amount of damage may depend upon the age at which the epilepsy began.
Research performed over several decades suggests that seizure-induced brain injury is highly dependent upon developmental age, with the juvenile and adult brain being more susceptible to damage and rewiring after seizures than the brain of the newborn.
www.epilepsy.com /articles/ar_1064856376.html   (1451 words)

 AMA (Alcohol) Brain damage risks
Harmful Consequences of Alcohol Use on the Brains of Children, Adolescents, and College Students (PDF 69KB) is a compilation and summary of two decades of comprehensive research on how alcohol affects the brains of youth.
The report’s aggregation of extensive scientific and medical information reveals just how harmful drinking is to the developing brain and serves as a wakeup call to parents, physicians, elected officials, law enforcement, purveyors of alcohol – including the alcohol industry – and young drinkers themselves.
Frontal lobe development and the refinement of pathways and connections continue until age 16, and a high rate of energy is used as the brain matures until age 20.
www.ama-assn.org /ama/pub/category/9416.html   (792 words)

 USATODAY.com - Key Iraq wound: Brain trauma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A growing number of U.S. troops whose body armor helped them survive bomb and rocket attacks are suffering brain damage as a result of the blasts.
Known as traumatic brain injury, or TBI, the wound is of the sort that many soldiers in previous wars never lived long enough to suffer.
The explosions often cause brain damage similar to "shaken-baby syndrome," says Warren Lux, a neurologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-03-03-brain-trauma-lede_x.htm   (589 words)

 Amazon.com: Brain Damage: DVD: Rick Hearst,Gordon MacDonald,Jennifer Lowry,Theo Barnes,Lucille Saint-Peter,Vicki ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The brain feeds the guy a narcotic substance in exchange for his unwilling assistance in obtaining the brains of innocent victims for sustenance.
BRAIN DAMAGE relates the "mind-blowing" tale of the Faustian bargain made between a young man named Brian and an enigmatic, snake-like parasite named Aylmer (pronounced like the name ELMER).
BRAIN DAMAGE is a freakish tale of a young man named Brian (Rick Herbst), who happens to be the next to fall victim to a worm-like parasite named Alymer (voiced in Bing Crosby-type fashion by the hilariously over-the-top John Zacherle).
www.amazon.com /Brain-Damage-Frank-Henenlotter/dp/B000094J72   (2330 words)

 Brain Damage - Harms of the Sham Pseudoscience Known As Psychiatry
psychiatric drugs all produce brain dysfunction and/or damage, and without the brain dysfunction there would be no effects at all.
The most obvious failure of psychiatry is the fact that the subject completely ignores the "mind" in all its approaches to addressing the hundreds of conditions it enumerates.
Brain damage and dysfunction are not nice things.
www.sntp.net /brain_damage/brain_damage.htm   (2104 words)

 Causes of Brain damage - WrongDiagnosis.com
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Brain damage as a symptom.
Other conditions that might have Brain damage as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Brain damage.
Conditions listing Brain damage as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Brain damage.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /b/brain_damage/causes.htm   (488 words)

 TBI: Brain Damage Lawyer
Brain damage is usually caused by outside forces.
Subsequent complications may be caused by a lack of oxygen and rising pressure on the brain.
If you or someone you know has suffered "brain damage" as a result of the negligent act of another, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
www.personalinjuryattorney.com /lawyer/brain_damage.html   (556 words)

 Neuropathology of inflicted head injury in children: I. Patterns of brain damage -- Geddes et al. 124 (7): 1290 -- Brain
and damage at the craniocervical junction, particularly in the
Lindenberg R, Freytag E. Morphology of brain lesions from blunt trauma in early infancy.
Brain damage and axonal injury in a Scottish cohort of neonatal deaths
brain.oxfordjournals.org /cgi/content/full/124/7/1290   (4417 words)

 Brain Damage
The brain, being the most metabolically active organ in the body, is especially susceptible to free radical damage.
Free radical damage is implicated in cognitive decline and memory loss, and may be a leading cause of Alzheimer’s.
Your brain may not be damaged, but a manic high can cause some of the most profound disorganization, even though the feeling of control is overwhelming.
www.mcmanweb.com /article-161.htm   (7394 words)

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