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[Acquired brain injury: a proposal for its definition, diagnostic criteria and classification].
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PMID:  22403149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Acquired brain injury is a heterogeneous clinical concept that goes beyond the limits of the classical medical view, which tends to define processes and diseases on the grounds of a single causation. Although in the medical literature it appears fundamentally associated to traumatic brain injury, there are many other causes and management is similar in all of them, during the post-acute and chronic phases, as regards the measures to be taken concerning rehabilitation and attention to dependence. Yet, despite being an important health issue, today we do not have a set of diagnostic criteria or a classification for this condition. This is a serious handicap when it comes to carrying out epidemiological studies, designing specific care programmes and comparing results among different programmes and centres. Accordingly, the Extremadura Acquired Brain Injury Health Care Plan working group has drawn up these proposed diagnostic criteria, definition and classification. The proposal is intended to be essentially practical, its main purpose being to allow correct identification of the cases that must be attended to and to optimise the use of neurorehabilitation and attention to dependence resources, thereby ensuring attention is provided on a fair basis.
F Castellanos-Pinedo; M Cid-Gala; P Duque; J M Ramirez-Moreno; J M Zurdo-Hernandez; En Nombre Del Grupo de Trabajo Del Plan de Atencion Al Dano Cerebral Sobrevenido de Extremadura En Nombre Del Grupo de Trabajo Del Plan de Atencion Al Dano Cerebral Sobrevenido de Extremadura
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista de neurologia     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1576-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Neurol     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706841     Medline TA:  Rev Neurol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  spa     Pagination:  357-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Virgen del Puerto, 10600 Plasencia, Espana.
Vernacular Title:
Dano cerebral sobrevenido: propuesta de definicion, criterios diagnosticos y clasificacion.
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