Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military
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Although it is agreed that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is not a newly discovered injury in either military or civilian medical science, the frequency of incidents during the past 7 1/2 years of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq have cast a bright light on the subject. Definitions of TBI are most frequently recognized by starting from the idea that a specific event has caused a deviation in brain function. A diagnosis based on multiple factors will lead to classifications of TBI varying from mild to severe. The most common variable that exists in all forms of TBI is blast. Blast is ...