The Effects Of Death And Disability On Young People

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Head (Brain) injury is known as a major public health problem that is a frequent cause of death and disability in young people, Among the many challenges that survivors of traumatic brain injury must face, behavior problems rank among the most difficult. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a type of brain injury that occurs when trauma causes damage to the brain. It can cause when a person 's head suddenly or violently hits an object, or an object hits the person, and damages the brain tissue. A person with a TBI may remain conscious or he/she might be unconscious for a few minutes. Some symptoms of TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth,…show more content…
In general, it is agreed that a TBI with a GCS of 13 or above is mild, 9–12 is moderate, and 8 or below is severe. A person with any type of TBI or head injury requires immediate medical treatment before it gets worst. There are many ways to diagnose a person with a head injury. One of which is using brain scans, it is used to scan a patient 's brain and determine how serious the injury is, and also to determine if that person needs immediate treatment to cure that damage, treatment includes surgery for most cases or other ways in normal brain injuries. (“Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research”).The best test in the emergency situation is computed tomography (CT) as it is, accurate, quick, and widely available. Even though MRI or Magnetic Response Imaging is the best way to find if there is any type of brain damage because it gives a very detailed and accurate results than a Computed Tomography (CT) scan would give.However, it is not used in the emergency setting for reasons including its incapability in detecting fractures and bleeds, its lengthy acquisition of images, and its incompatibility with metal items used in emergency care. At the University of California San Francisco, in an article, Bardi states,“All 135 patients with mild traumatic brain injuries received CT scans when
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