Traumatic brain injury in modern war

Geoffrey S.F. Ling, Jason Hawley, Jamie Grimes, Christian Macedonia, James Hancock, Michael Jaffee, Todd Dombroski, James M. Ecklund

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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common and especially with military service. In Iraq and Afghanistan, explosive blast related TBI has become prominent and is mainly from improvised explosive devices (IED). Civilian standard of care clinical practice guidelines (CPG) were appropriate has been applied to the combat setting. When such CPGs do not exist or are not applicable, new practice standards for the military are created, as for TBI. Thus, CPGs for prehospital care of combat TBI CPG [1] and mild TBI/concussion [2] were introduced as was a DoD system-wide clinical care program, the first large scale system wide effort to address all severities of TBI in a comprehensive organized way. As TBI remains incompletely understood, substantial research is underway. For the DoD, leading this effort are The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, National Intrepid Center of Excellence and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. This program is a beginning, a work in progress ready to leverage advances made scientifically and always with the intent of providing the best care to its military beneficiaries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2013
EventSensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 29 2013May 1 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8723
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherSensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period4/29/135/1/13

Keywords

  • Concussion
  • Concussion restoration center
  • Guidelines
  • Hemicraniectomy
  • Hypertonic saline
  • Hypothermia
  • Nutrition
  • Steroids
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ling, G. S. F., Hawley, J., Grimes, J., Macedonia, C., Hancock, J., Jaffee, M., Dombroski, T., & Ecklund, J. M. (2013). Traumatic brain injury in modern war. In Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III [87230K] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8723). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2020023