Balance Dysfunction after mild TBI: Findings from the Chronic Effects of NeuroTrauma Consortium Longitudinal Study
David Cifu, MD
William Walker, MD
Seminar date: 9/24/2018
Description: The purpose of this knowledge-based webinar is to educate health care providers on the evidence-based, practical, clinical approach to the assessment and management strategies for Veterans who may have balance dysfunction as a result of combat-related exposures or injuries, including repetitive traumatic brain Injury (concussions) or blast. Topics will include; a critical review of the scientific literature of balance dysfunction and mild TBI, an update of the ongoing VA/DoD multicenter, Chronic Effects of NeuroTrauma Consortium (CENC) that includes Veterans and Servicemembers, with exposures to one or more concussions and blasts and combat-exposed controls, and the findings on balance dysfunction from the CENC Longitudinal Study linked to a rational approach to diagnostic testing, a comprehensive, clinical practice guideline-directed management strategy, and recommendations on risk communication techniques for patients, caregivers and clinicians.
Intended audience: clinicians, researchers, caregivers, patients, and all others interested in the relationship between Veterans who have experienced brain trauma and balance dysfunction.