Mild traumatic brain injury in U.S. Soldiers returning from Iraq.

@article{Hoge2008MildTB,
  title={Mild traumatic brain injury in U.S. Soldiers returning from Iraq.},
  author={Charles W. Hoge and Dennis M McGurk and Jeffrey Thomas and Anthony L Cox and Charles C. Engel and Carl Andrew Castro},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={358 5},
  pages={453-63}
}
BACKGROUND An important medical concern of the Iraq war is the potential long-term effect of mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, particularly from blast explosions. However, the epidemiology of combat-related mild traumatic brain injury is poorly understood. METHODS We surveyed 2525 U.S. Army infantry soldiers 3 to 4 months after their return from a year-long deployment to Iraq. Validated clinical instruments were used to compare soldiers reporting mild traumatic brain injury, defined… CONTINUE READING
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