Classification schema of posttraumatic amnesia duration-based injury severity relative to 1-year outcome: analysis of individuals with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury.

@article{NakaseRichardson2009ClassificationSO,
  title={Classification schema of posttraumatic amnesia duration-based injury severity relative to 1-year outcome: analysis of individuals with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Risa Nakase-Richardson and Arash Sepehri and Mark Sherer and Stuart A. Yablon and Clea C. Evans and Tanja M Mani},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={
          17-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Early investigations classified traumatic brain injury (TBI) severity according to posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) duration, designating "greater than 7 days" as the most severe. PTA durations of more than 7 days are common in neurorehabilitation populations. Moreover, no study has derived a PTA severity schema anchored to late outcome. The purpose of this study was to develop a PTA severity classification schema. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Rehabilitation hospital… CONTINUE READING
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