Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mild traumatic brain injury important articles

JT Barth et al, 1989, 2002 4 yr prospective study of MTBI in college athletics in Sports Laboratory Assessment model (SLAM) with 2300 football players at 10 universities with pre and post neuropsychological assessments. It used a matched control group plus patients as their own control group. After very mild injuries athletes showed a 5-10 day recovery curve for mild cognitive deficits.

Consensus Conference: Rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury . NIH Consensus Development Panel on Rehabilitation of Persons with TBI. JAMA 282:974-983, 1999. Neuropsychological deficits include problems with memory, attention, concentration, executive skills.

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