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Traumatic Brain Injury 

Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Author(s):

Laurence Watkins

and David G.T. Thomas

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0241003_update_001

Update:

Updates to sections on epidemiology, initial management of head injuries, and seizures.

Updated on 13 September 2018. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 22 November 2019

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide.

It is an extremely heterogeneous condition with respect to mechanism, pathophysiology, injury pattern, and investigation findings, with highly variable outcomes, posing a significant challenge to clinicians treating it.

Essential to the management of TBI is an integrated, multidisciplinary approach from rapid resuscitation and early intervention through to rehabilitation....

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