Blog Posts in October, 2016

  • Anoxic & Hypoxic Brain Injuries

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 21-Oct-2016

    Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries are relatively similar since both are the result of an interruption of oxygen supply to the brain. The difference with hypoxia is the interruption is partial, whereas anoxia occurs when there is a complete lack of oxygen supplied to the brain. There are many causes of anoxia and four different types, all of which may cause severe brain damage. When blood cannot ...
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  • What Is the Glasgow Coma Scale?

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 6-Oct-2016

    The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), which was first published in 1974, is a commonly used method to assess the level of consciousness of patients suffering from an acute brain injury. The scale’s guide measures the functions of a patient’s eyes, verbal response, and motor response and the totaled score is used to categorize the severity of the brain injury. A lower score on the GCS indicates ...
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