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Chronic impact of traumatic brain injury on outcome and quality of life: a narrative review

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, June 2016
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Chronic impact of traumatic brain injury on outcome and quality of life: a narrative review
Published in
Critical Care, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13054-016-1318-1
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Nino Stocchetti, Elisa R. Zanier


Traditionally seen as a sudden, brutal event with short-term impairment, traumatic brain injury (TBI) may cause persistent, sometimes life-long, consequences. While mortality after TBI has been reduced, a high proportion of severe TBI survivors require prolonged rehabilitation and may suffer long-term physical, cognitive, and psychological disorders. Additionally, chronic consequences have been identified not only after severe TBI but also in a proportion of cases previously classified as moderate or mild. This burden affects the daily life of survivors and their families; it also has relevant social and economic costs.Outcome evaluation is difficult for several reasons: co-existing extra-cranial injuries (spinal cord damage, for instance) may affect independence and quality of life outside the pure TBI effects; scales may not capture subtle, but important, changes; co-operation from patients may be impossible in the most severe cases. Several instruments have been developed for capturing specific aspects, from generic health status to specific cognitive functions. Even simple instruments, however, have demonstrated variable inter-rater agreement.The possible links between structural traumatic brain damage and functional impairment have been explored both experimentally and in the clinical setting with advanced neuro-imaging techniques. We briefly report on some fundamental findings, which may also offer potential targets for future therapies.Better understanding of damage mechanisms and new approaches to neuroprotection-restoration may offer better outcomes for the millions of survivors of TBI.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Unknown 348 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 58 17%
Student > Master 57 16%
Student > Bachelor 42 12%
Researcher 33 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 23 7%
Other 77 22%
Unknown 61 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 82 23%
Psychology 46 13%
Neuroscience 41 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 39 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 3%
Other 50 14%
Unknown 81 23%

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