Kathy Helmick, acting deputy director of Clinical and Educational Affairs at DVBIC
, said diagnosis of a TBI is usually made when someone is first injured.
In response to this new development, DVBIC
has dramatically expanded operations at its four TBI centers in Minneapolis; Richmond, Virginia; Tampa; and Palo Alto, California, to provide specialized treatment for military personnel who have a TBI.
In praise of the collaborative DVBIC
model, Secretary Shinseki said it should be replicated for all military personnel transitioning to VA care, and not just for TBI or burn care.
As the TBI operational component of DCoE and DoD's TBI CoE, DVBIC
optimizes clinical care by combining evidence from medical literature, health care research, and expert opinion to develop and provide clinical guidelines to help military and VA healthcare providers deliver evidence-based treatment and address the challenges associated with TBI.
has had a very successful transition to using clinical electronic data capture for its trials.
is the primary traumatic brain injury component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Disclaimer: The opinions and assertions contained in this article are solely the authors' private ones and are not to be construed as official or reflecting the views of the DVBIC
, Richmond, VA; and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; (2) Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, John A.
Turkstra, PhD); (2) a physiatrist/audiologist/researcher who serves as chair of an academic program in communication sciences and disorders and a consultant to the DVBIC
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC
) has devised a 3-question DVBIC
TBI screening tool to help identify veterans who may be experiencing a TBI.
1) Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC
), Richmond, VA; (2) University of Manoa, Honolulu, HI; (3) Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA; (4) Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA; (5) Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA; (6) DVBIC
, Boston, MA; (7) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA
Trudel, PhD, DVBIC
Principal Investigator and Site Director, and Jeffrey T.