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Recovery from mild head injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10081598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The subjective and objective sequelae accompanying mild head injury (MHI) are discussed in an attempt to clarify MHI's immediate and long-term consequences. Areas covered included epidemiology, classification, the post-concussive syndrome (PCS), malingering, extent of recovery, rehabilitation and guidelines for clinical practice. Special emphasis is placed on the poor relationship between subjective complaint and objective measures of impairment. Also discussed are some of the methodological problems in the MHI literature, including attempts to match MHI subjects and controls with respect to cognitive and emotional complaint and the possible confounding effects of practice. The evidence for long-lasting (i.e. more than 1 year), subtle neurobehavioral impairment after MHI indicates that additional research is required on MHI 1 year or more after injury.
D M Bernstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain injury     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0269-9052     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Inj     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-27     Completed Date:  1999-05-27     Revised Date:  2014-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710358     Medline TA:  Brain Inj     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Affect / physiology
Cognition Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications,  diagnosis*,  psychology
Injury Severity Score
Malingering / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Recovery of Function*
Time Factors

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