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B.N.I., a New Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Higher Cerebral Functions of Traumatic Brain Injured Patients

  • M. Marinescu
  • R. Rusina
  • Z. S. de Boisgeheneuc
  • J. L. Truelle
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 79)

Abstract

The rapid and global evaluation of higher cerebral functions has a major interest in the approach of traumatic brain injured patients. Until now, it didn’t exist, excluding the Mini Mental Status (M.M.S.), a test which allies rapidity, sensibility and pertinence. The B.N.I. (Barrow Neurological Institute) test, validated and published by Prigatano [1 2] in 1995, appears to be a test which could modify this.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Acquire Brain Injury Functional Rehabilitation Program Entry 
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References

  1. 1.
    Prigatano G (1991) BNI screen for higher cerebral functions. BNI Qu 7:2–9Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Prigatano G, Amin K (1993) Validity studies for the BNI screen for higher cerebral functions, BNI Qu 9: 2–9Google Scholar
  3. Truelle JL, Joseph PA, Mazaux JM, Manning L, Prigatano G. Une version française du B.N.I., test d’évaluation rapide des fonctions supérieures (under press)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Marinescu
    • 1
  • R. Rusina
    • 1
  • Z. S. de Boisgeheneuc
    • 1
  • J. L. Truelle
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de NeurologieHôpital FochSuresnes CedexFrance

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