Rationale and Methods for Updated Guidelines for the Management of Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurotrauma reports Hawryluk, G. W., Selph, S., Lumba-Brown, A., Totten, A. M., Ghajar, J., Aarabi, B., Ecklund, J., Shackelford, S., Adams, B., Adelson, D., Armonda, R. A., Benjamin, J., Boone, D., Brody, D., Dengler, B., Figaji, A., Grant, G., Harris, O., Hoffer, A., Kitigawa, R., Latham, K., Neal, C., Okonkwo, D. O., Pannell, D., Rosenfeld, J. V., Rosenthal, G., Rubiano, A., Stein, D. M., Stippler, M., Talbot, M., Valadka, A., Wright, D. W., Davis, S., Bell, R. 2022; 3 (1): 240-247


Penetrating traumatic brain injury (pTBI) affects civilian and military populations resulting in significant morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. No up-to-date and evidence-based guidelines exist to assist modern medical and surgical management of these complex injuries. A preliminary literature search revealed a need for updated guidelines, supported by the Brain Trauma Foundation. Methodologists experienced in TBI guidelines were recruited to support project development alongside two cochairs and a diverse steering committee. An expert multi-disciplinary workgroup was established and vetted to inform key clinical questions, to perform an evidence review and the development of recommendations relevant to pTBI. The methodological approach for the project was finalized. The development of up-to-date evidence- and consensus-based clinical care guidelines and algorithms for pTBI will provide critical guidance to care providers in the pre-hospital and emergent, medical, and surgical settings.

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