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Summary of the WHO collaborating centre for neurotrauma task force on mild traumatic brain injury

Lena Holm A1, A2, J David Cassidy A3, Linda J. Carroll A4, Jörgen Borg A5
A1 Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
A2 Section for Personal Injury Prevention, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
A3 Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Division of Outcomes & Population Health, Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A4 Alberta Center for Injury Control and Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and
A5 Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

DOI: 10.1080/16501970510027321


This report aims to summarize the key findings of a recent, systematic review of the literature performed by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Neurotrauma Task Force on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury published in a supplement of the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (1). The Task Force performed a comprehensive search and critical review of the literature published between 1980 and 2002 to assemble the best evidence on the epidemiology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of MTBI. The Task Force identified 38,806 citations and 743 relevant studies, of which 313 (42%) were accepted on scientific merit and formed the basis of the best evidence synthesis.

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