||Wednesday April 25, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
||Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology, Neuro Trauma, Critical Care, and Sports Neurology, Neuro-rehabilitation, Neurohospitalist
||Susanne Muehlschlegel MD, MPH
||Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common, disabling neurologic disorders. Severe TBI continues to be the leading cause of death and disability after trauma accounting for most of the 52,000 TBI-related deaths in the US annually. Severe TBI presents many difficult clinical and research challenges in diagnosis and treatment, including early diagnosis and management to limit secondary injury, as well as prognostication. This course will focus on severe TBI from the acute care stage in the ICU to rehabilitation. Faculty will discuss the mechanisms of brain damage after TBI, with emphasis on secondary brain injury, as well as best practices for acute management and prognostication after severe TBI. Speakers will present up-to-date guideline-based management strategies; cutting-edge clinical and research neuroimaging methods including diffusion tensor imaging; describe emerging research in biomarkers, prognostication, and decision-making; and address current controversies of diagnosis and treatment.
||Participants should be familiar with the variety of pathophysiologic mechanisms associated with TBI and how to prevent or minimize secondary brain injury with up-to-date acute management recommendations emphasizing relevant guidelines; and be comfortable using clinical information and imaging techniques to aid in prognostication after severe TBI.
||Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care