Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with long-term cognitive deficits, with further dose- and severity-dependent associations, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in the Journal of Neurotrauma.
Matthew J. Lennon, from University of New South Wales in Australia, and colleagues examined the longer-term cognitive effects of TBI severity and number of mild TBIs (mTBIs) in later life. The analysis included data from 15,764 participants ages 50 to 90 years in the PROTECT study who completed cognitive assessments annually for four years. Participants had suffered their last reported head injury on average 29.6 years prior to the study.
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