Clinical Epidemiology of Adults With Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury*

Conclusions: Many patients with moderate traumatic brain injury deteriorate, require neurocritical care, and experience poor outcomes. Optimization of care and outcomes for this vulnerable group of patients are urgently needed.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurologic Critical Care Source Type: research

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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
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Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
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OBJECTIVE: To describe the derivation of a brief but pertinent physical examination (PE) for adolescents who have sustained sport-related concussion (SRC). DESIGN: Prospective cohort. SETTING: University concussion management clinic. PARTICIPANTS: ...
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