Clinical predictors and neuropsychological outcome in severe traumatic brain injury patients

@article{Formisano2004ClinicalPA,
  title={Clinical predictors and neuropsychological outcome in severe traumatic brain injury patients},
  author={Rita Formisano and Giovanni Augusto Carlesimo and Maurizio Sabbadini and Antonella Loasses and F. Penta and Vincenzo Vinicola and Carlo Caltagirone},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2004},
  volume={146},
  pages={457-462}
}
SummaryBackground. The aim of the study was to evaluate the possible significant role of some clinical factors in predicting cognitive outcome in a group of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) lower than 8 and duration of unconsciousness for at least 15 days (prolonged coma). Method. A consecutive sample of 25 survivors of severe TBI attending the Physical and Cognitive Rehabilitation program participated in this study. The neuropsychological test… 

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