Is acquired damage to the brain, as a result of external physical force or internal causes, which results in an impairment of cognitive, emotional and/or physical functioning. It is not of a degenerative or congenital nature, but is caused by an external physical force or by internal damage such as anoxia (lack of oxygen), stroke, disease, or tumor. It may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, which results in impairment of â€œthinking processesâ€ and physical abilities. These impairments may by either temporary or permanent, and cause partial or total functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.
an injury to the brain secondary to trauma, stroke, post-surgical complications, and/or certain disease processes (e
an injury to the brain sustained after birth
an injury to the brain that has occurred after birth
an injury to the brain, which is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma
a trauma that occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital disorder or a degenerative disease such as Alzheimer disease or multiple sclerosis
Damage to the brain caused by an external force that results in impaired cognitive abilities or physical functioning.
An acquired brain injury is one that is not congenital, meaning that it occurred at a specific time after birth. Acquired brain injury may be the result of physical trauma or various medical conditions.
Injury to the brain that occurs after birth, often as a result of medical events, such as cancer or trauma resulting from injuries, such as in a vehicle accident.
An acquired brain injury is damage to the brain that occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital or degenerative disorder, such as Alzheimerâ€™s disease. The damage may be caused by a traumatic (physical) injury to the head or it may be due to strokes, tumors, infections, allergic reactions, anoxia or hypoxia (no or reduced oxygen), or metabolic disorders.
An injury to the brain that occurs after birth, including lack of oxygen to the brain, bleeding, infection, stroke, tumor or traumatic brain injury.
A neurological condition, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is damage to the brain after birth. It usually affects cognitive, physical, emotional or independent functioning and can result from traumatic brain injury (i.e. accidents, falls, assaults, etc.) and non-traumatic brain injury (i.e. stroke, brain tumours, infection, poisoning, hypoxia, ischemia or substance abuse). Most definitions of ABI exclude neurodegenerative disorders.