For Patients | Get the Facts About TBI

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. In 2010 2.5 million TBIs occured either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a wealth of information on the facts and human cost of TBI. Visit the CDC website for more information.

The CDC also recently released a Report to Congress titled, Traumatic Brain Injury In the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation.

 

 

 

Combat Casualty Care Research Program

The Combat Casualty Care Research Program seeks to drive medical innovation through development of knowledge and materiel solutions for the acute and early management of combat-related trauma; including point-of-injury, en route, and facility-based care. This program  leverages the nation's vast medical research program with a dynamic in-house research program and investment in key military-specific research areas. For more information, visit the CCCRP website.

 

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant health issue which affects service members and veterans during times of both peace and war. The high rate of TBI and blast-related concussion events resulting from current combat operations directly impacts the health and safety of individual service members and subsequently the level of unit readiness and troop retention. The impacts of TBI are felt within each branch of the service and throughout both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care systems. To get more information about TBI and the military, click here.

 

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

In addition to background information about TBI, the NINDS also has a comprehensive list of ongoing TBI clinical trials. Visit the Clinical Trials.gov website for a full list of upcoming, ongoing, and completed TBI clinical trials.

 

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