A new study out of Europe sheds light on the association between the size of Intracranial bleeding and mortality in patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. The study found, maybe not surprisingly, that the larger the size of the bleed on the brain, the higher the risk of mortality. The study did not account for the location of the bleed and what effect that might have, and the authors also noted that further study would be needed to determine the relationship if any between the size of the intracranial bleed and functional outcomes. Functional outcomes are the most important factor to consider when analyzing brain injury, and I have seen many instances, with my clients who are brain injured, where a large bleed occurred but thankfully near normal function was restored thanks to appropriate interventions and therapies.
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