Facial and head injuries from electric scooter accidents have tripled during the past decade.
Researchers analyzed for the risk for dementia after a concussion, with and without the use of statins, in an older adult population.
Many patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) report persistent functional limitations one year after injury.
A new tool, the Traumatic Brain Injury Caregiver Quality of Life, combines five new measures and 10 existing measures and can identify health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among caregivers of individuals with TBI.
Implementation of prehospital traumatic brain injury (TBI) guidelines is associated with improvement in survival to hospital discharge for patients with severe TBI.
Consumer devices that claim to help assess, diagnose, or manage concussion and other head injuries are unproven and illegal, and using them could pose serious health risks.
Although the number of injuries due to roller coaster rides is low, emergency department physicians should keep the possibility in mind in cases in which there are inexplicable symptoms consistent with head injury,and ask patients about any amusement park visits in the previous 3 months.
Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, spoke with Neurology Advisor about the recent updates to the guidelines for management of pediatric severe TBI.
Annually, an average of 283,000 children aged younger than 18 years seek care in emergency departments for sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries.
A multidisciplinary group of experts, assembled to reflect a team approach to treating pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury, have released updated evidence-based guidelines for 2019 to optimize critical care and improve outcomes of critically ill children with TBI