Neuroendocrine-Immune Correlates of Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Unexpected crises have set the rhythm of our days after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the dismemberment of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact. In a world that still needs to find a clear path to be open toward the future and to think about the new and the possible, as recently stated by philosopher Bodei (2006), we have unfortunately witnessed the events of September 11, 2001 in New York, March 11, 2004 in Madrid, July 19, 2005 in London and a series of armed conflicts, from Kosovo to Sudan, from East Timor to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Middle East. All these changes in the world political climate have brought an increase in the incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) both in soldiers and in civilians from war zones and terrorist attacks.
KeywordsTraumatic Brain Injury Sleep Disturbance Sleep Disorder Excessive Daytime Somnolence Severe Head Injury
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