Links To Some Resources On Military Traumatic Brain Injury

Recently a friend who is a Viet Nam war veteran  asked me if there were any studies on traumatic brain injury in Vietnam veterans. And so I did a quick search and found Resource (1) for him.

However, on reviewing Resource (1) it turns out that the Viet Nam Head Injury Study is predominantly focused on patients with penetrating traumatic brain injury which may have less relevance to the far more common closed head injuries.

Resource (2) more closely addresses the more common closed head traumatic brain injury. And by visiting the PubMed Abstract of the article you can find also a list of the 24 articles that have cited this article [as of 8-3-2017]  as well as a list of articles that cover the same topic.

For a good general review of traumatic brain injury see Resource (3) from


(1) “Studying Injured Minds” – The Vietnam Head Injury Study and 40 Years of Brain Injury Research [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Front Neurol. 2011 Mar 28;2:15. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2011.00015. eCollection 2011.

(2) Military-related traumatic brain injury and neurodegeneration [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Alzheimers Dement. 2014 June ; 10(3 0): S242–S253. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2014.04.003.

(3) Classification and Complications of Traumatic Brain Injury  Updated: Feb 13, 2017. Author: Percival H Pangilinan, Jr, MD from

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