As mentioned in a previous post, I am on internship at a nationally ranked rehabilitation hospital. Though I am currently assigned to a traumatic brain injury rotation (TBI), I have already started to work with patients with spinal cord injuries (i.e., my next formal rotation). I recently came across a wonderful free resource for patients […]
“The Evidence-Based Review of Moderate To Severe Acquired Brain Injury*” provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of research that pertains to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The author have generously posted their work online for free as as PDF document. The Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, […]
Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries are characterized by varying levels of consciousness, as well as post-traumatic amnesia once the patient is alert. The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) points out in the article* under review today that signficant confusion and misdiagnosis exists due to the misunderstanding of terms related to severe alterations of […]
McCrea delivers a comprehensive, state of the art review of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-concussion syndrome (PCS) in about 200 pages. A succinct writing style characterizes “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment” cover to cover.