Traumatic brain injury advancements

Bellal A Joseph, Ansab Haider, Peter M Rhee

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Purpose of review Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Over the last decade, several advancements have been made in the field of TBI all aimed at improving outcomes. Recent findings Advancements in the management of TBI have been made possible through improved understanding of basic pathophysiology associated with this condition. The aim of this review is to briefly highlight the underlying pathophysiology of TBI and the most recent advancements and novel strategies being used in its treatment. We also briefly discuss coagulopathy of TBI, clinical management of TBI and how it has evolved recently. Summary The mortality associated with TBI continues to remain high and several novel strategies have emerged as potential candidates for the treatment of secondary brain injury. The clinical management of TBI and associated coagulopathy has evolved allowing for a more tailored approach toward its management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-511
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in critical care
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2015


  • Novel strategies for traumatic brain injury
  • Pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury
  • Repeat imaging
  • Traumatic brain injury advancements
  • Traumatic brain injury coagulopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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