The Link Between TBI Severity, Loss of Consciousness, and Dementia in Veterans

The Link Between TBI Severity, Loss of Consciousness, and Dementia in Veterans?

Barnes DE, Byers AL, Gardner RC, Seal KH, Boscardin WJ, Yaffe K. Association of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury With and Without Loss of Consciousness With Dementia in US Military Veterans. JAMA Neurol. Published online May 07, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.0815

In this propensity-matched cohort study of more than 350 000 veterans with and without traumatic brain injuries, mild traumatic brain injury without loss of consciousness was associated with more than a 2-fold increase in the risk of dementia diagnosis, even after adjusting for medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

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Posted on BrainLine May 17, 2018.