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UCSF Neurosurgeon Calls For More Research, Improved Treatment Standard… March 28, 2009

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What is needed is a new classification system and an overall standardization of treatment and research efforts, says UCSF professor and internationally recognized neurotrauma expert Geoff Manley, MD, PhD, professor of neurological surgery, co-director of the UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center and chief of neurotrauma at UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital.

March 20, 2009 — But when the headlines shift to other topics and the current flurry of public interest in TBI subsides, there will remain a pressing need for increased awareness and improved treatment of these potentially life-altering — but also often treatable — injuries, says UCSF professor and internationally recognized neurotrauma expert Geoff Manley, MD, PhD, professor of neurological surgery, co-director of the UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center and chief of neurotrauma at UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital.

The majority of TBI victims — who number about 1.4 million annually — are treated and released from the emergency department, but TBI remains a major cause of death and disability. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 5.3 million Americans are currently living with long-term or permanent mental and physical impairments as a result of a TBI….

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