Traumatic Brain Injury Research Paper

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Anna Maria Terezi
Dr. Hancock
SPHR 2104W
November 11, 2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Explanation: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an impairment that occurs when there is “a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain” (CDC - Traumatic Brain Injury - Injury Center). There are two major types of TBI, penetrating injuries and closed head injuries (Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)). Penetrating injuries are caused by physical objects actually entering the brain, breaking the skull. With closed head injuries, a blow to the head occurs; however, the skull remains intact. Traumatic brain injury causes damage to the brain as a result of swelling due to increased fluid, lack of oxygen, bruising of the brain, infection, intracranial pressure from tissue swelling, death of
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