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Title: Anosmia after traumatic brain injury: a clinical update.
Epworth Authors: Drummond, Melanie
Olver, John
Other Authors: Douglas, Jacinta
Keywords: Brain Injuries
Olfaction Disorders Etiology
Activities of Daily Living
Adapation Psychological
Cost of Illness
Olfaction Disorders Pychology
Quality of Life
Recovery of Function
Post Traumatic Olfcatory Dysfunction
Traumatic Brain Injury
Olfactory Function
Speech Pathology Department, Epworth Healthcare, Richmond, Victoria
Epworth Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Unit, Epworth Hospital, Richmond, VIC 3121.
Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: May-2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Core
Citation: 2007 May; 8 (1): pp.31-40
Abstract: Most people only recognise the value of olfactory function after it is lost. In the context of traumatic brain injury with its far-reaching physical, cognitive, behavioural and emotional sequelae, posttraumatic olfactory dysfunction is an additional consequence that many survivors have to face as they adjust to a changed life situation. The aim of this article is to provide an update on posttraumatic anosmia for clinicians working in the area of brain injury rehabilitation. Brief reviews of incidence studies and causal mechanisms of olfactory impairment after brain injury are provided. Consequences of anosmia in the domains of safety, eating, personal hygiene, leisure, work and relationships with associated adaptive strategies are described.
ISSN: 1443-9646 (Print)
1839-5252 (Online)
Journal Title: Brain Impairment
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Neurosciences

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