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TBI Experts Brief Draft Consensus Statements at MHS Research Symposium

MHSRS will be held August 27-30, 2017 at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL
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The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DBVIC) and interagency working groups are presenting draft traumatic brain injury (TBI) consensus statements during breakout sessions at the annual Military Health System (MHS) Research Symposium. Their goal is to review the current state of the science for TBI clinical care, distill recent TBI research for use in clinical practice, and identify areas that deserve further investigation.

Work groups conducted weekly or bi-weekly teleconferences to review evidence and draft consensus statements. Topics were developed, reviewed and approved by the TBI Advisory Committee and support the MHS TBI Pathway of Care.

Consensus Statement Topic Areas

  • Prevention (Helmets, Education, Sports, Combatives)
  • Acute Concussion
  • Management of Severe and Penetrating TBI
  • Biomarkers in TBI
  • Behavioral Health Consequences of TBI
  • Rehabilitation (Auditory, Cognitive, Vestibular, Visual)
  • Long-term Effects

TBI interagency work groups of subject matter experts began drafting consensus statements in May 2017 and project work will continue until the statements are finalized.

Check back on the DCoE blog to learn more about the final statements.

Comments (3)

  • With God only knows how many fraudulent or misleading claims denials, how in hell can you arrive at any factual conclusions in ths gratuitous "study"?

  • I had a concussion back in 1966 from an accident. Then is 1969 while serving in Vietnam I had a compression blast from a mortar. I started having seizures in 1972. Would have the seizures been caused from the compression blast or the combination of the two traumas.

    • Jerry, this is a good question for your health care provider. If you need help locating a provider in your area, please call the DCoE Outreach Center at 866-966-1020. Trained professionals are available 24/7 to answer your call.

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