It has been hypothesized that when the mandible sustains fewer fractures, the dissipation of energy is reduced and more force is transmitted to the cranial vault, thereby resulting in a higher incidence of loss of consciousness
However, when PTSD and depression were included in the analysis, the relationship between loss of consciousness
and the physical health symptoms listed on the PHQ-15 disappeared (except for headache and heart pounding).
A loss of consciousness
is not imperative and it is well documented that severe complications can occur in the absence of coma (Jennett, 1976; Binder, 1986; Berker, 1996).
A concussion is defined as a trauma-induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness
A concussion is defined as head-trauma-induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness
Unexplained loss of consciousness
: Loss of consciousness
remained unexplained after routine assessment and/or investigation.
Other attempts to define the severity of a mild head injury have included the development of diagnostic criteria for concussion, based on the length of time of a loss of consciousness
, and in the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modifications (ICD-9-CM, 1979).
an acronym for head injury assessment (H = hit on head, E = emergency room visits, L = loss of consciousness
, P = any problems?
The law and Cal/OSHA requires that employers record all injuries and illnesses on the job that result in death, days away from work, restricted work, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness
The researchers followed more than 4,000 older adults aged 65 and older for 16 years and found that participants who had suffered a brain injury with loss of consciousness
at some point in life did not have a higher risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease (AD) in older age than those who had not suffered TBI.
However you should still call 999 or visit an Emergency Department (A&E) for emergencies such as loss of consciousness
, severe chest pain, serious accidents or serious loss of blood.
Flight attendants, pilots and passengers from Australia to the US, Germany to the UK, are all claiming that contaminated air has led to their short and long-term ill health, ranging from constant tremors and headaches to loss of consciousness