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Traumatic brain injury in U.S. Veterans with traumatic spinal cord injury

Graham H. Creasey, MD, et al.

The records of U.S. Veterans with traumatic spinal cord injury being followed up at the Spinal Cord Injury Service of a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center were examined for references to traumatic brain injury. On average, 24 percent were identified as having had a traumatic brain injury at the same time as their spinal cord injury. During the last decade, this number was approximately 50 percent. This change is believed to be due to improved awareness of the traumatic brain injury rather than a change in incidence, but documentation is currently inadequate to determine incidence.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0291

Volume 52 Number 6, 2015
   Pages 669 — 676


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Creasey GH, Lateva ZC, Schüssler-Fiorenza Rose SM, Rose J. Traumatic brain injury in U.S. Veterans with traumatic spinal cord injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(6): 669–760.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0291
ResearcherID/ORCID: Graham H. Creasey, MD: J-6136-2015/0000-003-1720-4491; Zoia C. Lateva, PhD: J-6142-2015; Sophia Miryam Schüssler-Fiorenza Rose, MD, PhD: 0000-0002-6311-6671; Jon Rose, PhD: J-6141-2015/0000-0003-3350-5526
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