Traumatic brain injury--the need for support and follow up.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is the commonest type of brain injury. It is sometimes difficult to select patients who require ongoing follow up to avoid the sequelae of MTBI. OBJECTIVE: This article outlines the diagnosis and management of MTBI using case vignettes. DISCUSSION: General practitioners should be aware of the possible long term sequelae that may be the result of external factors, and provide support, follow up and eduction to patients with a history of MTBI.The management of postconcussive syndrome and MTBI are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-271
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Volume34
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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