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How common is ischemic brain injury?

Ischemic brain injury is not uncommon. Each year, ischemic strokes account for about 675,770 of strokes in the United States. That figure represents 87% of the 795,000 strokes that will happen. It is the third highest cause of death and the first cause of long term disability.

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Does the direction of head movement affect diffuse brain injuries?
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Diffuse brain injuries usually occur from rapid forces of acceleration or deceleration, most often r...
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What are the four types of injury that can cause diffuse brain damage?
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There are four main types of brain injuries that can cause diffuse brain damage These include:Diffus...
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How do diffuse and focal brain injuries differ?
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Diffuse and focal are terms used to broadly differentiate between types of traumatic brain injuries....
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What is a diffuse brain injury?
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A diffuse brain injury is a type of traumatic brain injury that has an effect on the entire brain. A...
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