Tuesday, June 3, 2014

TBI - 1

It has been known for some time that trauma to the brain can contribute to a plethora of problems. Some impact routine brain functions and some are life-threatening. And of the many types of injuries to the brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) remains high on the research  radar. The Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) was founded in 1986 to develop research studies on TBI.  Since then, its mission has been expanded to include developing and implementing evidence-based guidelines for prehospital and in-hospital care of patients with TBI along with coordinating educational programs for healthcare professionals. They first published their Guidelines for the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in 1995 (revised in 2007). The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimated that if these guidelines were followed routinely, deaths from TBI might be cut in half along with significant savings for rehabilitation costs. Sometimes people fail to realize the potential damage from TBIs. More tomorrow.

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