Purpose of Review This article summarizes the current literature on the acute and outpatient assessment, management, and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Recent Findings Emerging research indicates that there are different clinical profiles, or patterns of symptoms and deficits, that can occur due to mTBI. Advancements in assessment tools allows for improved detection of mTBI and delineation of the clinical profile after injury. Experts advocate for the development of an individualized treatment plan for specific symptoms and deficits from mTBI, rather than a Bone-size-fits-all^ approach to managing the injury. Summary This review provides a summary of the emerging literature for the evaluation and management of mTBI in the acute and outpatient settings. . . . . . Keywords Mild traumatic brain injury Concussion Clinical profiles Acute management Outpatient management Assessment Introduction The scientific understanding and treatment of mTBI have evolved considerably over the past decade . Improvements Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as concus- in the assessment tools for detecting and evaluating mTBI sion, is a growing public health concern [1, 2]. Nearly three allow for better identification of the injury [7, 8]and forthe million visits are made to the emergency department (ED) for development
Current Trauma Reports – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 24, 2018
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