Integrated Health Care Management of Moderate to Severe TBI in Older Patients-A Narrative Review.

Schumacher, Rahel; Müri, René Martin; Walder, Bernhard (2017). Integrated Health Care Management of Moderate to Severe TBI in Older Patients-A Narrative Review. Current neurology and neuroscience reports, 17(12), p. 92. Springer 10.1007/s11910-017-0801-7

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Traumatic brain injuries are common, especially within the elderly population, which is typically defined as age 65 and older. This narrative review aims at summarizing and critically evaluating important aspects of their health care management in covering the entire pathway from prehospital care to rehabilitation and beyond. RECENT FINDINGS The number of older patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is increasing, and there seem to be differences in all aspects of care along their pathway when compared to younger patients. Despite a higher mortality and a generally less favorable outcome, the current literature shows that older TBI patients have the potential to make significant improvements over time. More research is needed to evaluate the most efficient and integrated clinical pathway from prehospital interventions to rehabilitation as well as the optimal treatment of older TBI patients. Most importantly, they should not be denied access to specific treatments and therapies only based on age.

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Journal Article (Review Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

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Schumacher, Rahel and Müri, René Martin


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health








Stefanie Hetzenecker

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11 Dec 2017 09:32

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24 Oct 2019 15:45

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Elderly Epidemiology Hospital care Prehospital care Rehabilitation Traumatic brain injury




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