Rehabilitation Research and Practice

Mild Brain Injury

Publishing date
04 May 2012
Submission deadline
04 Nov 2011

1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA

2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-9004, USA

Mild Brain Injury


Over the last five years, the diagnosis of mild severity traumatic brain injury (MTBI) has entered the consciousness of the medical community and lay press. This interest has been fueled by combat related injuries as well as high-profile athletes. The spotlight on MTBI has shown what we know and how much we do not know about the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outcomes of persons who sustain MTBI. The outcomes become increasingly unclear when people have sustained multiple MTBIs such as we see in many contact sports such as football and hockey. MTBI sustenance in military combat may be difficult to differentiate from psychiatric disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder. The relationship of MTBI to chronic traumatic stress disorder is commonly discussed but poorly understood. MTBI is further confounded in the geriatric population by changes in normal aging and various dementing processes.

The focus of this special issue will be on both existing and new information regarding the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outcomes of persons who sustain MTBI. This issue will explore how both traditional and alternative treatments are finding success in treating the myriad of problems some MTBI survivors face. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sports concussion
  • MTBI in the military
  • Headaches
  • Balance and vestibular impairment
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Pain and MTBI
  • Mood impairment
  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Recreational therapies
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Neurometabolic changes
  • Advanced radiology
  • Mind-body medicine
  • TBI in the Elderly

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