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Disability Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury in Children May Persist and Stop Improving After Two Years, University of Washington, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and University of Pennsylvania Study  
9/19/2012 7:32:12 AM

A child who suffers a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have substantial functional disabilities and reduced quality of life 2 years after the injury. After those first 2 years, further improvement may be minimal. Better interventions are needed to prevent long-lasting consequences of TBI in children conclude the authors of a study published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Neurotrauma website at http://www.liebertpub.com/neu.