Links between traumatic brain injury and ballistic pressure waves originating in the thoracic cavity and extremities

@article{Courtney2007LinksBT,
  title={Links between traumatic brain injury and ballistic pressure waves originating in the thoracic cavity and extremities},
  author={Amy Courtney and Michael W. Courtney},
  journal={Brain Injury},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={657 - 662}
}
Purpose: Identifying patients at risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is important because research suggests prophylactic treatments to reduce risk of long-term sequelae. Method: This review considers results from the lateral fluid percussion model of TBI, ballistic experiments in animal models and analyses of human studies. Results: Taken together, these results support the hypothesis that bullet impacts distant from the brain produce pressure waves that travel to the brain and can retain… Expand
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