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Original languageFinnish
Pages (from-to)2369-2374
Number of pages6
JournalDuodecim: lääketieteellinen aikakauskirja
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


Diagnostics and correct classification of mild brain injuries is challenging. Problems caused by insufficient documentation at the acute phase become more obvious in situations in which legal insurance issues are to be considered. A small proportion of patients with mild brain injury suffer from prolonged symptoms. Medical recording and classification of the brain injury at the initial phase should therefore be carried out in a structured manner. The review deals with the diagnostic problems of mild brain injuries and presents a treatment protocol for adult patients at the acute phase, aiming at avoiding prolonged problems.

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