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Ralph G. DePalma Memorial TBI Clinical Strategies

Assessing for Mild TBI Among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans: Outcomes of Injury Severity and Neurological Factors

by Karen Lau, PhD ; Shira Maguen, PhD
Seminar date: 3/16/2017

Description: Our goal was to investigate injury severity markers and neurological symptoms associated with clinician-confirmed mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. We utilized a retrospective-cohort study of medical record data. Our main measures included clinician-confirmed TBI status, injury severity markers (e.g. loss of consciousness (LOC), post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) or confusion/disorientation) and neurological symptoms. Our intended audience includes clinicians, researchers and administrators who are interested in TBI in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

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