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Sureyya Dikmen, Ph.D.

Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
dikmen@uw.edu
206-685-7529
University of Washington
Box 356490
Seattle, WA 98195-6490

Dr. Dikmen

Dr. Dikmen examines outcomes of traumatic brain injury, the leading cause of neuropsychological impairments and limitations in everyday life activities in previously healthy young people. Dikmen's group has accumulated a large database of traumatic head injury cases over nearly 25 years. They have followed more than 1800 cases prospectively for up to five years and are using the information gained in planning and conducting  clinical trials to improve quality of life of the survivors of such injuries.

Dikmen and colleagues have examined the neuropsychological and everyday life limitations that occur following traumatic head injury, the magnitude of the problems, recovery from them and prediction of who will have them. The large randomized clinical trials that Dr. Dikmen and her group have conducted include two prophylaxis for post-traumatic seizures trials,  one trial involving magnesium sulfate as a neuroprotectant, and one involving  scheduled telephone counseling  after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation service.


Sureyya Dikmen's UW Traumatic Brain Injury Model System webpage


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