Post-Traumatic Amnesia and Functional Outcome After Brain Injury

Post-Traumatic Amnesia and Functional Outcome After Brain Injury

A brief summary of current research.

Post-traumatic amnesia and its relationship to the functional outcome of people with severe traumatic brain injury

Kosch, Y, Browne, S, King, C, Fitzgerald, G & Cameron, I (2010) Brain Injury Vol. 24, (3), pp 479-485.

This study reaffirmed that longer durations of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) are associated with more severe brain injuries and longer recovery times, such as hospitalizations. PTA duration is also a predictor of how well a person will function following a brain injury.

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Posted on BrainLine August 18, 2010.

Comments (2)

Is there any new medication for PTA.

correlations are not causative--therefore length of post-traumatic amnesia is associated with a number of factors, but does not predict anything!!