Traumatic Brain Injury
What is Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI or intracranial injury, is generally the result of a sudden, violent blow or jolt to the head. The brain is launched into a collision course with the inside of the skull, resulting in possible bruising of the brain, tearing of nerve fibers and bleeding.
October 18, 2014Study: Cannabis-Based Medicines As Potential Treatments For Traumatic Brain Injuries
A recent study published in The American Surgeon was titled “Effect of Marijuana Use on Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury.” In this study, researchers concluded that patients who had detectable levels of THC in their bodies were less likely than those who did not to die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The retrospective study examined the data of 446 cases of traumatic brain injuries over a three year period, involving patients who had been treated at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. THC Helps Prevent Death From Traumatic Brain Injury Overall, 18.4% of patients …
October 16, 2014Medical Marijuana and Perinatal Brain Injuries
Cannabis is working its way toward being legalized nationwide as scientists continue conducting sound research on cannabinoids, the compounds found in cannabis, as potential forms of treatment for a wide array of ailments. A recent study suggests cannabis as a viable treatment option for those suffering from perinatal brain injuries. While there are many causes of trauma to the infant brain, there are very limited treatments available today. Cannabis could be the answer some families are desperately looking for. Perinatal Brain Injuries And The Lack Of Treatment Options The causes of perinatal brain injury span from any …