Patients with certain symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury should be considered to have a form of posttraumatic stress disorder, rather than postconcussion syndrome
, a prospective study of more than 1,300 patients shows.
Importantly, up to 20 percent of persons sustaining mTBI will develop postconcussion syndrome
(PCS), a condition of chronic symptoms and potential psychosocial dysfunction [11-12] that has significant symptom overlap with PTSD.
With postconcussion syndrome
it's like they are not linking up.
In the case of those with MTBI, nearly 20%-30% will go on to develop chronic symptoms termed postconcussion syndrome
(PCS; Sayegh, Sandford, & Carson, 2011).
The series has already covered the topics of evaluation of concussion and postconcussion syndrome
, vestibular/balance concerns, and the connection between sports-related concussion and neck injuries.
His postconcussion syndrome
has included headaches, a feeling like seasickness and irritability.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), which allow a player to use banned substances based upon approved medical needs, totaled 119 in the report, up from 111 last year when there were 105 were for attention deficit disorder, two for hypertension, one for hypogonadism, one for narcolepsy, and two for postconcussion syndrome
64 million US soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI), postconcussion syndrome
(PCS), and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a Rand report.
The difference was statistically significant for all TBI types, including intracranial injury (the most common form, which accounted for 40% of the injuries among the veterans) as well as for concussion, postconcussion syndrome
, head fracture, and unspecified head injury, Dr.
Elsworth was threatening to establish himself at the highest level before a fall at Ffos Las and postconcussion syndrome
put him on the sidelines.
We also discuss the incidence, pathophysiology, recognition, and treatment of both TBI and its aftermath, postconcussion syndrome
Almost half of all A&E departments are providing no written advice whatsoever on postconcussion syndrome
and two thirds are failing to advise patients with minor head injuries not to drive immediately after their injury.