Across the country each year, thousands of people are wrongly labeled unconscious after suffering severe brain injuries. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/hc-investigations/aliveinside/
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By: Rebecca (Anoxic Warrior)
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Definition:
Damage to the brain, which occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital or a degenerative disease. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.
--World Health Organization (Geneva 1996)
Anoxic Brain Injury (AnBI) Definition:
An anoxic brain injury is an injury that occurs to brain tissue due to oxygen deprivation. Whereas a hypoxic brain injury occurs due to insufficient oxygen to the brain, an anoxic brain injury occurs during complete and total loss of oxygen to the brain.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Definition :
Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury.
Causes of anoxic brain injury:
•Accidental prescription drug overdose
•Acute respiratory distress syndrome
•Decompression, low air pressure
•Long QT Syndrome
•Low air pressure
•Sudden cardiac arrest
•Lead based paint
•Lead water pipes