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Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Mar;89(3 Suppl 1):S3-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2007.12.001.

Congenital and acquired brain injury. 1. Epidemiology, pathophysiology, prognostication, innovative treatments, and prevention.

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rochester, MN, USA. brown.allen@mayo.edu.

Abstract

This self-directed learning module reviews the current epidemiology of traumatic brain injury (TBI), its pathophysiology, prognostication after injury, currently available innovative early approaches to diagnosis and treatment, and effective methods of prevention. It is intended to provide the rehabilitation clinician with current knowledge to accurately inform patients, families, significant others, referring physicians, and payers and to aid in clinical decision making while caring for patients after TBI.

OVERALL ARTICLE OBJECTIVE:

To describe current knowledge in traumatic brain injury epidemiology, pathophysiology, prognostication, acute treatment, and prevention.

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18295647
DOI:
10.1016/j.apmr.2007.12.001
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