Head injury linked to long-term mortality risk

Head injury was associated with decreased long-term survival time in a community-based cohort with more than 30 years of follow-up, researchers wrote in JAMA Neurology.
“Head injury is associated with significant short-term morbidity and mortality,” Holly Elser, MD, PhD, of the department of neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote. “Research regarding the implications of head injury for long-term survival in community-dwelling adults remains limited.”
Elser and colleagues sought to assess the association of head injury with

Head injury was associated with decreased long-term survival time in a community-based cohort with more than 30 years of follow-up, researchers wrote in JAMA Neurology.
“Head injury is associated with significant short-term morbidity and mortality,” Holly Elser, MD, PhD, of the department of neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote. “Research regarding the implications of head injury for long-term survival in community-dwelling adults remains limited.”
Elser and colleagues sought to assess the association of head injury with