Traumatic brain injury.

  title={Traumatic brain injury.},
  author={William G. Heegaard and Michelle H. Biros},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={655-78, viii}
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant source of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. This article discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentations of minor, moderate, and severe TBI. Controversial topics, such as hypertonic saline for increased intracranial pressure, prehospital intubation of patients who have experienced TBI, and the use of recombinant factor VIIa, are addressed. 

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