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Comprehensive clinical picture of patients with complicated vs uncomplicated mild traumatic brain injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20730678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To compare the acute clinical profile of patients with uncomplicated vs complicated mild TBI (MTBI), socio-demographic and medical history variables were gathered for 176 patients diagnosed with MTBI and with (complicated, N = 45) or without (uncomplicated, N = 131) positive findings on cerebral imaging. Neurological examination, neuropsychological assessment and self-evaluation of post-concussive symptoms were done at 2 weeks post trauma. Patients with complicated MTBI were more likely to show auditory and vestibular system dysfunction. Surprisingly, the uncomplicated group reported more severe post-concussive symptoms than patients with positive CT scans. The groups showed no other difference in neurological, psychological, or cognitive outcome. A complete neurological examination should be done acutely in patients with MTBI to determine more specific follow-up required.
Elaine de Guise; Jean-François Lepage; Simon Tinawi; Joanne LeBlanc; Jehane Dagher; Julie Lamoureux; Mitra Feyz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Clinical neuropsychologist     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1744-4144     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-06     Completed Date:  2011-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806548     Medline TA:  Clin Neuropsychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1113-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Traumatic Brain Injury Program, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Brain Injuries / complications*
Cognition Disorders / etiology*
Glasgow Coma Scale
Middle Aged
Neurologic Examination / methods
Neuropsychological Tests
Post-Concussion Syndrome / etiology*
Statistics, Nonparametric
Vestibular Diseases / etiology*
Young Adult

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