Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Pearl Chung

Pearl Chung
Rehabilitation Registrar, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Royal Melbourne Hospital, 34-54 Poplar Road, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052

  • Research Article
    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Overview of Diagnosis and Treatment
    Author(s): Pearl Chung and Fary KhanPearl Chung and Fary Khan

    Objective: To provide an overview of literature on the diagnosis and rehabilitation of adults following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Method: A comprehensive systematic search identified current literature in TBI diagnosis and rehabilitation interventions. Included studies were examined to identify current standards for diagnostic criteria for TBI in clinical and research contexts, and to present evidence for rehabilitation treatments in TBI. Results: Strong agreement exists for a diagnosis of TBI in the presence of post traumatic amnesia (PTA) following head trauma; and that Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) of 9-12 is moderate TBI, and GCS of 3-8 is severe TBI. There is no agreement for whether GCS of 13 should be mild or moderate TBI; which GCS to use to grade TBI severity; which clinical feature (aside from PTA) indicates a diagnosis .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000182

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