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Overlooked but critical - Traumatic brain injury as a consequence of interpersonal violence

ABackans DCP, Akron, OH, USA.
Trauma Violence & Abuse (Impact Factor: 3.27). 08/2007; 8(3):290-8. DOI: 10.1177/1524838007303503
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ABSTRACT Despite evidence that more than 80% of female victims of intimate partner violence, seen for medical treatment of violence-related injuries, have sustained facial injuries, traumatic brain injury is often overlooked as a consequence of those injuries. This article reviews the scant literature available and examines research on equivalent injuries sustained by athletes. Practical domains of symptoms are described, as is a review of literature pertinent to culturally relevant rehabilitation for victims sustaining traumatic brain injuries.

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