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Concussion and mild traumatic brain injury

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Randolph W Evans, MD, FAAN
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Michael J Aminoff, MD, DSc
Maria E Moreira, MD
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Janet L Wilterdink, MD

INTRODUCTION

Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common and, while typically benign, has a risk of serious short and long-term sequelae. As a result, it is one of the most important public health problems.

Important considerations in the management of mild TBI include [1]:

Identification of immediate neurologic emergencies

Recognition and management of neurologic sequelae

Prevention of cumulative and chronic brain injury

                           

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