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Incidence of Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury of All Severities: A Systematic Review.

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Summary of "Incidence of Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury of All Severities: A Systematic Review."

Whilst there are many benefits to participating in sports and recreational activities, there is also a risk of injury including sports-related traumatic brain injury -(SR-TBI). To inform injury prevention initiatives, it is important to explore the burden of SR-TBI at the population level. This review aimed to estimate the incidence of SR-TBI in the general population across injury severities.

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Name: Neuroepidemiology
ISSN: 1423-0208
Pages: 1-8

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