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Citation

Singh K, Morse AM, Tkachenko N, Kothare SV. Pediatr. Neurol. 2016; 60: 30-36.

Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts; Department of Neurology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York. Electronic address: Sanjeev.Kothare@nyumc.org.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2016, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2016.02.013

PMID

27161048

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are common are common following traumatic brain injury.

METHODS: In this article we review the spectrum and proposed mechanisms of traumatic brain injury associated sleep disorders and discuss the clinical approach to diagnosis and management of these disorders.

RESULT: Disordered sleep and wakefulness after traumatic brain injury is common. Sleep disruption contributes to morbidity, such as the development of neurocognitive and neurobehavioral deficits, and prolongs the recovery phase after injury. Early recognition and correction of these problems may limit the secondary effects of traumatic brain injury and improve patient outcomes.

CONCLUSION: Evaluating sleep disorders in traumatic brain injury should be an important component of post-traumatic brain injury assessment and management.

Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Language: en

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