Association of traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer disease onset: A systematic review.

@article{Julien2017AssociationOT,
  title={Association of traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer disease onset: A systematic review.},
  author={Jessica Julien and Sven Joubert and M-C Ferland and L C Frenette and M M Boudreau-Duhaime and L Malo-V{\'e}ronneau and {\'E}laine de Guise},
  journal={Annals of physical and rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={347-356}
}
BACKGROUND Inconsistencies regarding the risk of developing Alzheimer disease after traumatic brain injury (TBI) remain in the literature. Indeed, why AD develops in certain TBI patients while others are unaffected is still unclear. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to performed a systematic review to investigate whether certain variables related to TBI, such as TBI severity, loss of consciousness (LOC) and post-traumatic amnesia (PTA), are predictors of risk of AD in adults. METHODS From… CONTINUE READING