Agitation after traumatic brain injury and predictors of outcome.

  title={Agitation after traumatic brain injury and predictors of outcome.},
  author={Rajiv Kumar Singh and Guru Venkateshwara and Krishnan Padmakumari Sivaraman Nair and Muhammed Rahil Khan and Rafat Saad},
  journal={Brain injury},
  volume={28 3},
OBJECTIVES To measure the incidence of agitation after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an inpatient population and to identify any features associated with an adverse outcome. DESIGN Prospective study of TBI admissions over 30 months in consecutive admissions with TBI to a regional neurorehabilitation unit. Outcome of agitation was compared to patient, injury and treatment features and any associations were sought. The presence of agitation was measured by the Agitation Behaviour Score. A… CONTINUE READING
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