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Substance abuse as a factor in the causality, severity, and recurrence rate of traumatic brain injury.

Substance abuse as a factor in the causality, severity, and recurrence rate of traumatic brain... The effects of substance abuse on the cause, severity, and recurrence of traumatic brain injury in 322 admissions to a large rehabilitation inpatient facility are explored. Study patients tended to be young and predominantly male. Few had completed high school and a significant minority had a history of cerebral dysfunction. Patients tended to have moderate to severe closed head injuries. Motor vehicle crashes were the most common cause of injury, but patients reporting drug or drug and alcohol abuse were more likely to sustain violent injuries (e.g., gunshot wounds). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985) Pubmed

Substance abuse as a factor in the causality, severity, and recurrence rate of traumatic brain injury.

Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985) , Volume 42 (10): 5 – Jan 19, 1994

Substance abuse as a factor in the causality, severity, and recurrence rate of traumatic brain injury.


Abstract

The effects of substance abuse on the cause, severity, and recurrence of traumatic brain injury in 322 admissions to a large rehabilitation inpatient facility are explored. Study patients tended to be young and predominantly male. Few had completed high school and a significant minority had a history of cerebral dysfunction. Patients tended to have moderate to severe closed head injuries. Motor vehicle crashes were the most common cause of injury, but patients reporting drug or drug and alcohol abuse were more likely to sustain violent injuries (e.g., gunshot wounds).

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ISSN
0886-0572
pmid
8259050

Abstract

The effects of substance abuse on the cause, severity, and recurrence of traumatic brain injury in 322 admissions to a large rehabilitation inpatient facility are explored. Study patients tended to be young and predominantly male. Few had completed high school and a significant minority had a history of cerebral dysfunction. Patients tended to have moderate to severe closed head injuries. Motor vehicle crashes were the most common cause of injury, but patients reporting drug or drug and alcohol abuse were more likely to sustain violent injuries (e.g., gunshot wounds).

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Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)Pubmed

Published: Jan 19, 1994

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