The Truth about Traumatic Brain Injury



Ibolja Cernak
04/26/2011

Dr Cernak, can you give us a few examples of the main causes of TBI in Soldiers? How prevalent is the injury? Is there a severity level (or a spectrum) that is most common among Soldiers? According to the DoD Personnel and Procurement Statistics, during the period of October 7, 2001 through April 4, 2011, America’s Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan sustained injuries mainly from explosions or blasts with approximately 74% of all U.S. military casualties caused by rocket propelled gr...
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