Effects of non-neurological complications on traumatic brain injury outcome
1 Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center - Rockville, MD 20852, USA
2 Center for Advanced Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Critical Care 2012, 16:128 doi:10.1186/cc11311
See related research by Corral et al., http://ccforum.com/content/16/2/R44Published: 23 May 2012
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects over 1.5 million Americans annually and consumes a significant amount of healthcare dollars. Identification of complications and factors that impact recovery from TBI is important in improving outcome and allocating appropriate resources. Understanding the role of non-neurologic complications such as sepsis, acute kidney injury, and respiratory problems on TBI outcome and mortality is critical.