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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Classification and Nomenclature  

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Classification and Nomenclature  

The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a report in 2022 outlining recommendations to improve research and care for people with TBI. In it, they included a call for the development and dissemination of a classification system for TBI that incorporates not only the GCS score but also brain imaging and other prognostic biomarkers and for patients to be reclassified regularly during the treatment and recovery periods

You can read more highlights of the study here: 

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) held an extended workshop on January 22 – 23, 2024, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)1 to find consensus and common ground on issues related to how we diagnose, treat, and talk about brain injury. 

Under the guidance of a Steering committee, six working groups have been developed and populated with some of the world’s best experts. The goal of the classification and nomenclature effort is to inform the development of more precise evaluation guidelines, to create an evidence-based classification system that goes beyond the terms “mild, moderate, severe,” and to identify ways to reclassify patients during and after their recoveries. Stay tuned for more developments. In the meantime, read the NASEM study! 

One of the participants passionately stated, “It’s rare to change established practice, but we are on the verge of rewriting the face of medicine if we’re brave enough to do it.”  

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