Podcast 737: TBI Outcomes - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast 737: TBI Outcomes

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Study evaluating patient outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI) over 1 year
  • Trial followed patients with severe TBI (GCS 3-8) and moderate TBI (GCS 9-12)
  • At 1 year out ½ of the severe TBI group were able to be independent for at least 8 hours per day; ⅔ were independent to this level at one year in the moderate TBI group
  • ¼ of the patient who were in a vegetative state 2 weeks after the traumatic brain injury had good outcomes at 1 year


McCrea MA, Giacino JT, Barber J, et al. Functional Outcomes Over the First Year After Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in the Prospective, Longitudinal TRACK-TBI Study. JAMA Neurol. 2021;78(8):982-992. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.2043

Summarized by John Spartz, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD


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