posttraumatic amnesia

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Related to posttraumatic amnesia: retrograde amnesia, anterograde amnesia, Post traumatic stress disorder
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Noun1.posttraumatic amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately following a traumaposttraumatic amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma
amnesia, memory loss, blackout - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
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Ninety-one kids had moderate to severe TBI, meaning they lost consciousness for more than 30 minutes and had posttraumatic amnesia for at least an hour.
Association between blast mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) with posttraumatic amnesia and impairment on Sensory Organization Test.
The guidelines also include ratings for three different levels of posttraumatic amnesia.
Amanda suffered from posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) as a result of her head injuries.
Currently, duration of unconsciousness and posttraumatic amnesia are also considered in determining TBI severity.
The injury caused posttraumatic amnesia for less than a day in 7% (indicative of a milder head injury), for 1-7 days in 21%, for 8-28 days in 42%, and for 29 or more days in 30%.
In the civilian sector, the best validated tool is the Westmead Posttraumatic Amnesia Scale (9) (Figure 1), but the military now uses the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (10) (MACE) (Figure 2).
Richard suffered weeks of posttraumatic amnesia, which saw him order cottage pie each day in hospital then greet it with surprise.
Posttraumatic amnesia is defined as "a partial or total loss of the ability to recall events that have occurred during the period immediately preceding brain injury.
TBI involves a postconcussional syndrome that includes: (1) a period of unconsciousness lasting for more than 5 minutes after the brain trauma, (2) a period of posttraumatic amnesia lasting for more than 12 hours, and (3) a new onset of seizures that occurs within the first 6 months after the injury (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
The GCS-E was proposed to extend the GCS data for patients with milder injuries by adding a scale to define the degree of posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) experienced by the injured person.

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