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People Near Death From Traumatic Brain Injury May Still Revive: Study

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In hospitals nationwide, a final prognosis is delivered 72 hours after a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)?"a mere blink in a race against time that new research warns may be cut short too quickly. New evidence suggests some patients can defy the odds and recover consciousness, even in cases of severe TBI, if only given more time. Study Calls for a 'Cautionary Approach' in Decisions to Remove Life SupportA recent study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma investigated the potential for survival and regaining independence among acute TBI patients who died after the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment (WLST).

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