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Heads up; facts for physicians about mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)
  • Published Date:
    2/17/09
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Description:
    Physicians can play a key role in helping to prevent mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI or concussion) and in appropriately identifying, diagnosing, and managing it when it does occur. Physicians can also improve patient outcomes when MTBI is suspected or diagnosed by implementing early management and appropriate referral. MTBI symptoms may appear mild, but can lead to significant, life-long impairment affecting an individual's ability to function physically, cognitively, and psychologically. Appropriate diagnosis, referral, and patient and family/caregiver education are critical for helping patients with MTBI achieve optimal recovery and to reduce or avoid significant sequelae. This tool kit was developed to provide physicians with a more individualized assessment of MTBI and to help guide the management and recovery of patients with MTBI.

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