Traumatic Brain Injury: An Overview of Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Medical Management

Allison Capizzi, Jean Woo, Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez

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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acquired insult to the brain from an external mechanical force that may result in temporary or permanent impairment. The goal of this article is to provide a general review of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and medical management of adult patients with TBI for providers practicing outside the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The medical and rehabilitation management of moderate to severe TBI is the focus of this article, with a brief discussion of the management of mild injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-238
Number of pages26
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume104
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Disorders of consciousness
  • Head injury
  • TBI
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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