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NIH Consensus Development Conference on Rehabilitation of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury

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NIH Consensus Development Conference on Rehabilitation of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury

Acronyms/Abbreviations

5HT serotonin
   
ABI acquired brain injury
Ach acetylcholine
AD Alzheimer’s disease
ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADL activities of daily living
AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, DHHS
AIS abbreviated injury score
AMPA alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionate
APOE apolipoprotein E
APP amyloid precursor protein
ASHA/FACS American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Functional Assessment of Communication Skills for Adults
   
BBB blood brain barrier
BDNF brain derived neurotrophic factor
BFGF basic fibroblast growth factor
   
CACR computer-assisted cognitive rehabilitation
CA1 subfield of hippocampus
CA2 subfield of hippocampus
CA3 subfield of hippocampus
CBA cost analysis benefit
CCR compensatory cognitive rehabilitation
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS
CEA cost effectiveness analysis
CHART Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique
CIQ community integration questionnaire
CNS central nervous system
CNTF ciliary neurotropic factor
COAT Children’s Orientation and Amnesia Test
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
   
DA dopamine
DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DOA dead on arrival
DRS disability rating scale
   
EC entorhinal cortex
EPSP excitatory post synaptic potential
   
FAD Family Assessment Device
FAM functional assessment measure
FGF fibroblast growth factor
FIM functional independence measure
fMRI functional magnetic resonance imaging
FNQ Family Needs Questionnaire
FP fluid percussion
   
GABA gamma-amino butyric acid
GAO Government Accounting Office
GCS Glasgow Coma Scale
GHHQ general health and history questionnaire
GOAT Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test
   
HPC hippocampal formation
   
ICD international classification of diseases
IGF insulin growth factor
IGF-1 insulin-like nerve growth factor
IL interleukin
IOM Institute of Medicine
   
KAS-R Katz Adjustment Scale-Relatives
   
LCFS level of cognitive functioning scale
LINCS Learning in Natural Community Settings
LOC loss of consciousness
LOS length of stay
LT leukotriene
LTC4 leukotriene C4
LTP long-term potentiation
   
MER monthly employment ratio
MOS medical outcomes study
MRS magnetic resonance spectroscopy
MWM Morris water maze
   
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, DHHS
NCIPC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, DHHS
NFI Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory
NFKB a transcription factor
NGF nerve growth factor
NHIS National Health Interview Survey
NIDRR National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education
NLM National Library of Medicine
NMDA N-methyl D-aspartate
NPF neuroprotective factor
NT neurotrophin
NT-3 neurotrophin-3
NTF neurotrophic factors
  
OCD obsessive compulsive disorder
ODD oppositional defiant disorder
OHSU EPC Oregon Health Science University’s Evidence-Based Practice Center
OT occupational therapy
   
PAF platelet activating factor
PAI Portland Adaptability Inventory
PAR participating action research, a consumer-researcher partnership
PAS Professional Activities Study
PCD programmed cell death
PCS post-concussion syndrome
PET positron emission tomography
PGE2 prostaglandin E2
PTA post-traumatic amnesia
PTZ pentylene tetrazol
   
QFVI Quantity Frequency Variability Index
QOL quality of life
   
RCR restorative cognitive rehabilitation
RCT randomized control trials
RGA retrograde amnesia
RNA ribonucleic acid
   
SCI spinal cord injury
SIADH syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
SSI supplemental security income
   
TBI traumatic brain injury
TBIMSP TBI model system program
TGF transforming growth factor
TGFB transforming growth factor B
TNF tumor necrosis factor
TRH thyroid releasing hormone
TXB2 thromboxane B2
   
VAP vocational assessment protocol
VSCC voltage-sensitive calcium channels
    
WHO World Health Organization
   

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Last Updated Date: 08/08/2006
Last Reviewed Date: 08/08/2006
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