Accession Number:

ADA633069

Title:

Surveillance of Traumatic Brain Injury

Descriptive Note:

Book chapter

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Clinical case definitions describe the criteria for diagnosing TBI and provide an important background for evaluating epidemiologic case definitions. Two clinical indicators, the occurrence of impairment of consciousness also referred to as alteration of consciousness AOC, including loss of consciousness LOC and post-traumatic amnesia PTA, are the indicators most commonly used to assess acute brain injury severity and thus figure prominently in TBI clinical case definitions. The Glasgow Coma Scale GCS is the most widely used tool for assessing impaired consciousness Teasdale and Jennett 1974 Table 4.1

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE