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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has become a far more common occurrence in the US most often through work place or vehicular accidents. Fortunately recent military applications may once again find usefulness in civilian life to help researchers find helpful solutions for brain injury victims.
The ‘Military Times’ recently came out with an story about how the Pentagon is attacking the dramatic increase in Traumatic Brain Injury to our servicemen…
“The Pentagon has established the world’s first and only brain tissue repository dedicated to helping researchers better understand traumatic brain injury in service members and improve care for victims.
Concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries have long been a risk for troops in combat who repeatedly endure exposure to blasts from roadside bombs. Studies estimate that several hundred thousand troops may have suffered blast-related concussions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There are significant numbers of service members suffering from problems with brain function, whether it’s sleep disorders, difficulty concentrating, behavior problems, memory problems, mood disorder, a significant suicide problem,” said Dr. Daniel Perl, a neuropathologist and director of the brain tissue repository. “It’s unclear how much of that is actually related to damage to the brain and we need to sort this out.” Brain tissue bank improves TBI research | Military Times …
The number of military personnel affected by TBI is huge because of IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices) according to this article by DODLive…
“Traumatic Brain Injury is a big deal. It has affected 266,810 service members between 2000 and 2010 alone. When you think about this injury, it’s easy to focus on those types of TBI associated with major trauma or death. In all actuality – according to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center – penetrating, severe, and even moderate TBI only represent 11% of the TBI cases among service members. The largest incidence is those classified as mild (82%). 6.8% of TBI is not classifiable… Hidden Dangers of Mild TBI | DoDLive
This massive increase in brain injuries to our military personnel abroad and subsequent increase in research into treating Traumatic Brain Injury like the new Brain Tissue Bank For TBI Research will eventually lead to more discoveries that will ultimately help Americans that experience brain injuries from work and automotive related events.
Individuals or family members who are experiencing issues with TBI and looking for information can speak with a Dallas Brain Injury Lawyer who has decades of experience helping people with legal matters related to their brain injuries.