Asian Journal of Neurosurgery

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 809--820

Management of mild brain trauma in the elderly: Literature review


Federica Marrone1, Luca Zavatto1, Mario Allevi1, Hambra Di Vitantonio2, Daniele Francesco Millimaggi2, Soheila Raysi Dehcordi2, Alessandro Ricci2, Graziano Taddei2 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, San Salvatore Hospital; Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences (MESVA), University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
2 Department of Neurosurgery, San Salvatore Hospital, L'Aquila, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Graziano Taddei
Department of Neurosurgery, San Salvatore Hospital, L'Aquila, SS80 67100
Italy

Purpose: The world population is aging. As direct consequence, geriatric trauma is increasing both in absolute number and in the proportion of annual admissions causing a challenge for the health-care system worldwide. The aim of this review is to delineate the specific and practice rules for the management of mild brain trauma in the elderly. Methods: Systematic review of the last 15 years literature on mild traumatic brain injury (nTBI) in elderly patients. Results: A total of 68 articles met all eligibility criteria and were selected for the systematic review. We collected 29% high-quality studies and 71% low-quality studies. Conclusion: Clinical advices for a comprehensive management are provided. Current outcome data from mTBIs in the elderly show a condition that cannot be sustained in the future by families, society, and health-care systems. There is a strong need for more research on geriatric mild brain trauma addressed to prevent falls, to reduce the impact of polypharmacy, and to define specific management strategies.


How to cite this article:
Marrone F, Zavatto L, Allevi M, Di Vitantonio H, Millimaggi DF, Dehcordi SR, Ricci A, Taddei G. Management of mild brain trauma in the elderly: Literature review.Asian J Neurosurg 2020;15:809-820


How to cite this URL:
Marrone F, Zavatto L, Allevi M, Di Vitantonio H, Millimaggi DF, Dehcordi SR, Ricci A, Taddei G. Management of mild brain trauma in the elderly: Literature review. Asian J Neurosurg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 17 ];15:809-820
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