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Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

  • William Robbins
  • Ajit B. Pai
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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in a significant number of deaths and disability annually. Most persons with moderate or severe TBI require services within a variety of settings, from the intensive care unit to the rehabilitation spectrum due to the natural history of the injury. A person with moderate-severe TBI may suffer from physical, cognitive, psychological, or spiritual impairments that create obstacles in each of these settings. The need for highly complex care places a major strain on resources within the Department of Defense, Veterans Health Administration, and civilian sector. Thus, coordinated care is required to create the best outcomes.

Keywords

Traumatic brain injury Cognitive rehabilitation Neurorehabilitation Secondary brain injury Blast injury Glasgow Coma Scale Posttraumatic amnesia Disorders of consciousness Neuroendocrine Posttraumatic seizures Autonomic storming Neurobehavioral dysfunction Posttraumatic stress disorder 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polytrauma Transitional Residential Program, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical CenterRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical CenterRichmondUSA

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