Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

P. E. Vos, Y. Alekseenko, L. Battistin, E. Ehler, F. Gerstenbrand, D. F. Muresanu, A. Potapov, Ch A. Stepan, P. Traubner, L. Vecsei, K. von Wild

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Neurological Management
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781405185332
Publication statusPublished - Sep 6 2010


  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) guidelines
  • Careful neurological examination-assessment of trauma history and extensive use of CT
  • Chalice rule, describing criteria for use of CT-that may be applicable in all children 0-17 years of age
  • Classification of traumatic brain injury-and indication for immediate head CT
  • Decision scheme for initial management-in mild traumatic brain injury
  • MTBI, CT to decide if patients should be admitted-or transferred to a neurosurgical centre or discharged home
  • Mild traumatic brain injury
  • Systematic search of English literature-in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane database
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), sudden impact or acceleration deceleration trauma of head-the most frequent neurological disorders
  • Use of a clinical decision rule for CT-and hospital admission after MTBI, confirmed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Vos, P. E., Alekseenko, Y., Battistin, L., Ehler, E., Gerstenbrand, F., Muresanu, D. F., Potapov, A., Stepan, C. A., Traubner, P., Vecsei, L., & von Wild, K. (2010). Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. In European Handbook of Neurological Management: Second Edition (Vol. 1, pp. 207-215). Wiley Blackwell.