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Author O'Neil, Maya E., author.

Title Complications of mild traumatic brain injury in veterans and military personnel : a systematic review / principal investigator, Maya Elin O'Neil ; co-investigators and research associates, Kathleen Carlson, Daniel Storzbach, Lisa Brenner, Michele Freeman, Ana Quiones, Makalapua Motu'apuaka, Megan Ensley, Devan Kansagara ; prepared for Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Health Services Research & Development Service ; prepared by Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : Department of Veterans Affairs, January 2013.

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 Axe Fed Docs - Online Documents  VA 1.2:B 73/4    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (iv, 157 pages)) : illustration.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Evidence-based synthesis program
Evidence-based synthesis program (Series)
Note Title from PDF cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common condition, especially among military members. Twelve to 23 percent of service members returning from Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) experienced a TBI while deployed. Although various criteria are used to define TBI severity, the majority of documented TBI events among OEF/OIF/OND service members may be classified as mild in severity, or mTBI, according to the definition used by the Veterans Health Administration and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). While some researchers suggest most individuals recover within three months of an mTBI, others estimate that 10 to 20 percent of individuals continue to experience post-concussive symptoms (e.g., headaches, dizziness, balance problems) beyond this time fame. This estimate may be higher among OEF/OIF service members given the frequency of multiple TBI events, concomitant mental health conditions such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other factors unique to combat deployments. As such, deployment-related mTBI is a significant issue for the VA, as patients who report ongoing mTBI symptoms may require the attention from a range of health care professionals. This evidence synthesis review will be used by the VHA TBI Advisory Committee to develop strategies to identify those at-risk for long-term mTBI effects, inform clinical practice, determine resource allocation, and identify future research priorities.
Funding Prepared for: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Health Services Research & Development Service, Washington, DC 20420. Prepared by: Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, Devan Kansagara, M.D., M.C.R., Director
Note Description based on version viewed May 1, 2014.
Subject Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Complications -- United States.
Veterans -- Wounds and injuries -- Complications -- United States.
Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries -- Complications -- United States.
Brain Injuries -- complications
Military Personnel.
Veterans.
United States.
Genre/Form Review
Ebook.
Added Author Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (U.S.), sponsor.
Portland VA Medical Center. Evidence-based Synthesis Program Center, author.
United States. Department of Veterans Affairs, issuing body.
Standard No. NLM 101631275
Gpo Item No. 0985 (online)
Sudoc No. VA 1.2:B 73/4

 
    
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