Albrecht, Jennifer S. PhD; Liu, Xinggang MD, PhD; Smith, Gordon S. MB, ChB, MPH; et al. Stroke Incidence Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. March/April 2015: Volume 30, Issue 2: pp E62-E67
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Interesting. Had never thought of a link between the two. Or well, sometimes when patients come into the hospital with the diagnosis of cerebral hemorrhage which puts them in a stroke category, but really the causative factor was a TBI in which they fell and hit their heads. This has always made me wonder… so do they fall in the stroke category or the TBI category? I always go with the TBI personally, as the brain was injured (TBI) first and then came the hemorrhage/stroke. So I wonder what the time frame was on this article… were they looking at these kinds of folks that have a stroke directly because of the brain injury, or was it more longitudinal, saying that after falling and hitting their head, these people were more likely to have a stroke in X amount of years down the road?