Thalamic atrophy linked to worse functional outcomes 6 months after traumatic brain injury

Takeaway

  • After a moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury, clinical data and brain imaging measures can predict functional and cognitive prognosis at 6 months.

Why this matters

    The long-term effects and neurological consequences of moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury are a significant clinical problem. These novel findings have important clinical implications regarding prognosis and end-of-life discussions in the acute post-brain injury setting.