Current Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Prognostic Models Unsatisfactory

Current Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Prognostic Models Unsatisfactory
Current Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Prognostic Models Unsatisfactory
Current prognostic models for mild traumatic brain (mTBI) injury do not accurately reflect actual outcomes.

For the 5% to 15% of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) who will have lingering physical, behavioral, or cognitive problems 3 to 6 months after their injury, identification of this at-risk population is essential for early intervention.

Existing models used to predict poor outcomes after mTBI are unsatisfactory, according to a new study, and new, more relevant predictive factors are different than those used in cases of moderate or severe TBI, as described in the study published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. 

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