What are the challenges to determining prognosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Updated: Feb 01, 2018
  • Author: Percival H Pangilinan, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Determining the patient's prognosis after TBI remains difficult and complex. The heterogeneity of patients' premorbid health status, the natures and severities of injury, the intervals from injury to initial treatment, the acute interventions, and the differences in follow-up create difficulty in developing a simple and accurate scoring system. [77]


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