5-year outcomes for patients diagnosed with concussive blast traumatic brain injury

Written by Frances Adlam, Future Science Group

Researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle, WA, USA) have discovered potential predictors of poor outcomes in service members suffering from concussive blast traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The results from this study, recently published in JAMA Neurology, may help towards treating the negative effects of war-related injuries.   In this study Christine L. MacDonald (University of Washington) and colleagues conducted clinical evaluations, after 1 and 5 years, on 50 active-duty US military service members diagnosed with concussive blast TBI and 44 service members who were combat deployed but were not diagnosed with TBI. The results from these...

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