The New Walking Dead Case Study

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The New Walking Dead:
Memory Impairment with Traumatic Brain Injury Memory impairment can be a negative handicap to an individual’s quality of life. The incident rates of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have been increasing each year. TBI has been associated with memory and neurodevelopmental impairment. Lack of research into understanding, diagnosis, and care are all factors that are limiting the outcomes of TBI patients. More effort needs to be placed in research and development of care plans and resources for TBI patients.
Definition
Traumatic brain injury can the result from the head experiencing a bump or blow or penetrating head injury. Additionally, TBI can result from the shockwave, drastic pressure change, from an explosion. Not
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According to the report of rates from the CDC (2014) there was 420.6 emergency room visits per 100,000 U.S. population in 200. The number increased every year, except a small decline in 2007, finally reaching 715.7 in 2010. Although there was increase in emergency room visits, hospitalizations remained almost steady and deaths slightly decreased from 18.5 to 17.1 during the same reporting period. According from the data provided by the CDC (2014), men have accounted for the majority of emergency room visits from TBI when compared to women. Men had an almost 50% increase in emergency room visits from TBI from 494.6 per 100,000 in 2001 to 800.4 in 2010. Although women account for less visits, they show a similar proportional increase from 2001 to 2010. Additionally, both men and women experienced a drastic increase in TBI emergency room visits from 2007 to …show more content…
Additionally, the CDC does not account for military TBI individuals. It is estimated that 150, 000 to 300,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, as of the end of June 2012, suffered a TBI during deployment (Elder, 2015). Military veterans are exposed to unique TBI, blast-related, due to their environment. Therefore, the number of TBI patients may be underreported for the age group of 18 to 40 year

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