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Prognosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

Prognosis for Traumatic Brain Injury: The outcome of TBI depends on the cause of the injury and on the location, severity, and extent of neurological damage: outcomes range from good recovery to death. Doctors often use the Glasgow Coma Scale to rate the extent of injury and chances of recovery. The scale (3-15) involves testing for three patient responses: eye opening, best verbal response, and best motor response. A high score indicates a good prognosis and a low score indicates a poor prognosis. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page: NINDS) ...see also Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury

Complications:

Complications of Traumatic Brain Injury may include:

See also complications of Traumatic Brain Injury.

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Traumatic Brain Injury usually refers to the likely outcome of Traumatic Brain Injury. The prognosis of Traumatic Brain Injury may include the duration of Traumatic Brain Injury, chances of complications of Traumatic Brain Injury, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Traumatic Brain Injury, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Traumatic Brain Injury. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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