Professor Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaulkee, Wisconsin
Dr. Dismuke-Greer will present findings regarding the association of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in US Veterans. She will also present findings on the impact of comorbid TBI-CKD on survival and Veterans Health Services costs, relative to neither condition, TBI only and CKD only.
1. Understand the association of TBI with a CKD diagnosis among veterans.
2. Understand the increased burden of CKD in addition to TBI on veteran survival.
3. Understand the increased burden of CKD in addition to TBI on VHA total, inpatient, outpatient, pharmacy and community care costs.