BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION

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Sami Ullah
Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi

Abstract

This letter is in response to a recently published article in Oct-Dec 2017 issue of JPMI by Hassan et al regarding traumatic brain injury (TBI) at a teaching hos- pital in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa1. The article included 1338 patients with brain injury secondary to trauma over a period of one year. It reflects a considerable turnout of patients with TBI; however, it is interesting to note that one of the outcomes of TBI included in the study was Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) at discharge. GCS is a measure of consciousness and is an important marker in determining the prognosis in TBI, but it is not a reli- able marker for determining the prognosis at discharge from the hospital. Additionally, the details of Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) after three months of injury was probably the most significant element in this study in terms of outcomes; however, a detailed analysis of GOS scores could have further highlighted the impact of TBI on outcomes. There was neither any discussion of out- come findings in the discussion, nor there were any de- tails of how GOS was measured.

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Ullah S, Qureshi AZ. BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2018 Mar. 23 [cited 2022 Oct. 7];32(1). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/2319
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Correspondence
Author Biographies

Sami Ullah, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitation Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

MBBS,FCPS(PM&R)

Assisstant Consultant

Depp of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitation Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

MBBS,FCPS(PM&R)

Consultant and Chairperson

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitation Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia