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Re: sleep after head injury

Date: Sat Feb 20 12:34:32 1999
Posted By: Gabriel Vargas, Post-doc/Fellow, Neurosciences/Psychiatry, UCSF
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 917293502.Me

It is not a matter that anything happens during sleep that would affect 
someone after a brain injury, instead the recommendation given to patients 
after receiving a blow to the head is to stay awake simply as a means of 
determining whether a serious injury has occurred. If a patient were to go 
to sleep, one could not assess the mental status changes that sometimes 
occur in a delayed fashion after a traumatic brain injury.  

gabriel vargas md/phd

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