Traumatic brain injury

Geoffrey S.F. Ling, Scott A. Marshall

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of traumatic death and disability In the US, a brain injury occurs every 7 s and results in death every 5 min ∼52,000 patients die from TBI each year TBI accounts for nearly one-third of all trauma-related deaths Common mechanisms include falls, motor vehicle accidents, and assaults In the US, most TBIs are related to motor vehicle accidents Estimate for annual financial cost of direct TBI medical care is ∼$50 billion

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Neurocritical Care
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781441968418
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


  • Autonomic changes
  • CPP
  • ICP
  • Nutrition
  • Routine steroid use
  • Secondary injury
  • TBI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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