AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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Barrow Finds Correlation in TBI and Concussions

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Physicians and researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute have identified a link between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury. The findings could have important implications in the treatment of domestic violence survivors, both in medical and social service communities. 

“Head injuries are among the most common type suffered in domestic violence, which can lead to repetitive brain injuries that often have chronic, life-changing effects, much like what we see in athletes. We found that 88 percent of these victims suffered more than one head injury as a result of their abuse, and 81 percent reported too many injuries to count,” says Dr. Zieman.

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