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Percentile-Based Systolic Blood Pressure Targets Better Identify Hypotension in Severe Pediatric TBI

Percentile-Based Systolic Blood Pressure Targets Better Identify Hypotension in Severe Pediatric TBI

The investigators observed an increased risk for in-hospital mortality among patients with systolic blood pressure in the <75th percentile across all ages.

Prevalence of TBI 2.5% Among US Children

Prevalence of TBI 2.5% Among US Children

The prevalence of traumatic brain injury is 2.5% among US children, and TBI is associated with several health conditions.

Heading a Soccer Ball Found to Be Riskier for Female Players

Heading a Soccer Ball Found to Be Riskier for Female Players

Female soccer players exhibit more widespread evidence of microstructural white matter alteration than males, despite having similar exposure to heading.

Head CT Decision Aid Ups Parent Knowledge in Child Head Trauma

Head CT Decision Aid Ups Parent Knowledge in Child Head Trauma

Use of a decision aid can improve parent knowledge for children with minor head injury at intermediate risk of clinically important traumatic brain injury.

Repeat CT Common in Peds Traumatic Epidural Hematoma

Repeat CT Common in Peds Traumatic Epidural Hematoma

For children with traumatic epidural hematomas (EDHs), repeated computed tomography imaging is common, but rarely impacts management.

Combination Biomarker Test May Help Rule Out Head CT in Traumatic Brain Injury

Combination Biomarker Test May Help Rule Out Head CT in Traumatic Brain Injury

Intracranial injuries were detected on head CT in 6% of patients, whereas neurosurgically manageable injuries were found in <1% of patients.

X-Rays, Blood Tests Not Advised for Children's Concussions

X-Rays, Blood Tests Not Advised for Children's Concussions

Routine X-rays and blood tests should not be used to diagnose children's concussions, new US government guidelines say.

New Guideline for Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis, Management

New Guideline for Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis, Management

Gradually increasing academic pursuits requires careful planning among the medical, school, and family units to enable prompt return and avoidance of prolonging school absence.

Helmets May Not Protect Skiers From Traumatic Brain Injury

Helmets May Not Protect Skiers From Traumatic Brain Injury

The use of helmets may not protect alpine sports participants from traumatic brain injury.

TBI Linked to Increased Suicide Risk

TBI Linked to Increased Suicide Risk

Individuals with medical contact for traumatic brain injury have increased risk of suicide.

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