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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665077/gliovascular-changes-precede-white-matter-damage-and-long-term-disorders-in-juvenile-mild-closed-head-injury
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Beatriz Rodriguez-Grande, Andre Obenaus, Aleksandra Ichkova, Justine Aussudre, Thomas Bessy, Elodie Barse, Bassem Hiba, Gwénaëlle Catheline, Grégory Barrière, Jerome Badaut
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of hospital visits in pediatric patients and often leads to long-term disorders even in cases of mild severity. White matter (WM) alterations are commonly observed in patients months or years after the injury assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but little is known about WM pathophysiology early after mild pediatric TBI. To evaluate the status of the gliovascular unit in this context, mild TBI was induced in postnatal-day 17 mice using a closed head injury model with two grades of severity (G1, G2)...
April 17, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664874/traumatic-brain-injury-and-infectious-encephalopathy-in-children-from-four-resource-limited-settings-in-africa
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Ericka L Fink, Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, Rashmi Kumar, Patrick T Wilson, Tigist Bacha, Abenezer Tirsit Aklilu, Tsegazeab Laeke Teklemariam, Shubhada Hooli, Lisine Tuyisenge, Easmon Otupiri, Anthony Fabio, John Gianakas, Patrick M Kochanek, Derek C Angus, Robert C Tasker
OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency, interventions, and outcomes of children presenting with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy in low-resource settings. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Four hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa. PATIENTS: Children age 1 day to 17 years old evaluated at the hospital with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We evaluated the frequency and outcomes of children presenting consecutively over 4 weeks to any hospital department with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy...
April 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660967/a-call-for-implementing-preferred-practices-for-brain-injury-screening-in-youth-to-improve-transition
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Drew A Nagele, Melissa McCart, Stephen R Hooper
BACKGROUND: It is vital to engage in systematic screening to identify and serve children who may have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI) - either traumatic or non-traumatic, so they can be successfully transitioned between environments and life stages. This is particularly important for children and adolescents given the impact an ABI can have on learning and social functioning over the course of the neurodevelopmental process. A pattern of repeated, undiagnosed mild brain injuries may lead to mood or behavior disorders, learning problems...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660965/a-clinically-focused-systematic-review-of-social-communication-in-pediatric-tbi
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Angela Hein Ciccia, Leah Beekman, Emily Ditmars
BACKGROUND: Social communication is a persistent area of need after pediatric traumatic brain injury; however, it continues to be misunderstood, under-recognized, and under-treated. Clinicians must have a working understanding of current evidence and practice recommendations to support practice. OBJECTIVES: 1) To analyze recent evidence in social communication published in the last ten years, which is specific to pediatric TBI and 2) To translate these findings for clinicians...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660961/an-international-perspective-on-educators-perceptions-of-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Laurie Gutmann Kahn, Mark A Linden, Audrey McKinlay, Doug Gomez, Ann Glang
BACKGROUND: Educators lack understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can lead to a lack of appropriate assessment and intervention methods for these students. OBJECTIVE(S): This qualitative study explored what experienced teachers perceive, believe, and know about pediatric TBI. METHODS: Following development of a standardized interview protocol, 46 teachers from Australia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, and the United States took part in semi-structured interviews...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649959/whole-brain-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-determinants-of-functional-outcomes-in-pediatric-moderate-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Talin Babikian, Jeffry R Alger, Monica U Ellis-Blied, Christopher C Giza, Emily Dennis, Alexander Olsen, Richard Mink, Christopher Babbitt, Jeffrey Johnson, Paul Thompson, Robert F Asarnow
Diffuse axonal injury contributes to the long-term functional morbidity observed following pediatric moderate/severe traumatic brain injury (msTBI). Whole-Brain Proton Magnetic Resonance Echo-Planar Spectroscopic Imaging was used to measure the neurometabolite levels in the brain to delineate the course of disruption/repair during the first year post msTBI. The association between metabolite biomarkers and functional measures (cognitive functioning and CC function assessed by interhemispheric transfer time (IHTT) using an Event Related Potential paradigm) was also explored...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623405/surgical-outcomes-of-pancreaticoduodenal-injuries-in-children
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Micah G Katz, Stephen J Fenton, Kathryn W Russell, Eric R Scaife, Scott S Short
PURPOSE: To examine surgical outcomes of children with pancreaticoduodenal injuries at a Quaternary Level I pediatric trauma center. METHODS: We queried a prospectively maintained trauma database of a level one pediatric trauma center for all cases of pancreatic and/or duodenal injury from 2002 to 2017. Analysis was conducted using JMP 13.1.0. RESULTS: 170 children presented with pancreatic and/or duodenal injury. 13 (7.7%) suffered a combined injury and this group forms the basis for this report with mean ISS of 22...
April 5, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622334/pediatric-major-head-injury-not-a-minor-problem
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REVIEW
Aaron N Leetch, Bryan Wilson
Traumatic brain injury is a highly prevalent and devastating cause of morbidity and mortality in children. A rapid, stepwise approach to the traumatized child should proceed, addressing life-threatening problems first. Management focuses on preventing secondary injury from physiologic extremes such as hypoxemia, hypotension, prolonged hyperventilation, temperature extremes, and rapid changes in cerebral blood flow. Initial Glasgow Coma Score, hyperglycemia, and imaging are often prognostic of outcome. Surgically amenable lesions should be evacuated promptly...
May 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601344/effects-of-web-based-parent-training-on-caregiver-functioning-following-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomized-control-trial
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Stacey P Raj, Emily L Shultz, Huaiyu Zang, Nanhua Zhang, Michael W Kirkwood, H Gerry Taylor, Terry Stancin, Keith Owen Yeates, Shari L Wade
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of a Web-based parenting intervention (I-InTERACT), and an abbreviated version (Express), on caregiver depression, psychological distress, parenting stress, and parenting efficacy following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). SETTING: Four children's hospitals and 1 general hospital in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: 148 caregivers of 113 children aged 3 to 9 years with a moderate to severe TBI. DESIGN: Multicenter randomized controlled trial...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594463/traumatic-brain-injury-in-indian-children
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REVIEW
Krishna Chaitanya, Archana Addanki, Rajendra Karambelkar, Rakesh Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents is a community-based medical and educational challenge world-over due to increasing urbanization and motorization. In India, children between 1 to 15 years constitute significant proportion of the total population, who are vulnerable for TBI. In developed countries, pediatric trauma mortality still represents more than half of all childhood fatalities, which is 18 times more common than brain tumors. In this study, we attempted to analyze epidemiological factors, management, and outcome of TBI in children at a tertiary care center in Pune, Maharashtra...
March 29, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589832/acute-traumatic-coagulopathy-the-value-of-histone-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Emel Ulusoy, Murat Duman, Aykut Çağlar, Tuncay Küme, Anıl Er, Fatma Akgül, Hale Çitlenbik, Durgül Yılmaz, Hale Ören
OBJECTIVE: Acute traumatic coagulopathy occurs after trauma with impairment of hemostasis and activation of fibrinolysis. Some endogenous substances may play role in this failure of the coagulation system. Extracellular histone is one such molecule that has recently attracted attention. This study investigated the association between plasma histone- complexed DNA (hcDNA) fragments and coagulation abnormalities in pediatric trauma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective case- control study was conducted in pediatric patients with trauma...
March 28, 2018: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580346/head-ct-before-transfer-does-not-decrease-time-to-craniotomy-for-tbi-patients
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Peter M Tonui, Sarah K Spilman, Carlos A Pelaez, Mark R Mankins, Richard A Sidwell
Rural trauma education emphasizes that radiologic imaging should be discouraged if it delays transfer to definitive care. With increased capacity for image sharing, however, radiography obtained at referring hospitals (RH) could help providers at trauma centers (TC) prepare for patients with traumatic brain injury. We evaluated whether a head CT prior to transfer accelerated time to neurosurgical intervention at the TC. The study was conducted at a combined adult Level I and pediatric Level II TC with a catchment area that includes rural hospitals within a 150 mile radius...
February 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564537/predictors-of-post-discharge-seizures-in-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Andrew T Hale, Kelly Pekala, Benjamin Theobald, Katherine Kelly, Michael Wolf, John C Wellons, Truc Le, Chevis N Shannon
PURPOSE: In traumatic brain injury (TBI), hyperglycemia and hypothermia are thought to be associated with poor outcomes, but have not been systematically studied in children. Thus, our aim was to evaluate whether serum glucose and temperature at admission, among other clinical variables, were associated with need for post hospital-discharge seizure medication in children diagnosed with TBI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 1814 children who were diagnosed with TBI at a tertiary pediatric hospital...
March 21, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556697/mri-in-mild-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-diagnostic-overkill-or-useful-tool
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Gesa Cohrs, Monika Huhndorf, Nils Niemczyk, Lukas J Volz, Alexander Bernsmeier, Ash Singhal, Naomi Larsen, Michael Synowitz, Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive imaging tool which lacks the burden of ionizing radiation. It is not established as primary diagnostic tool in traumatic brain injury (TBI). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of MRI as initial imaging modality in the emergency management of mild pediatric TBI. METHODS: Children (0-18 years, sub-divided in four age-groups) with mild TBI who received MRI in the emergency department were identified...
March 19, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555324/plasma-d-dimer-safely-reduces-unnecessary-ct-scans-obtained-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-head-trauma
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Simone Langness, Erin Ward, Jonathan Halbach, Radhames Lizardo, Katherine Davenport, Stephen Bickler, Karen Kling, Hari Thangarajah, Julia Grabowski, Timothy Fairbanks
PURPOSE: Serum D-dimer has been proposed as a biomarker to aid in the diagnosis of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). We investigated the accuracy of D-dimer in predicting the absence of TBI and evaluated the degree by which D-dimer could limit unnecessary computed tomography scans of the head (CTH). METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with suspected TBI from 2011 to 2013 who underwent evaluation with CTH and quantitative D-dimer. D-dimer levels were compared among patients with clinically-important TBI (ciTBI), TBI, isolated skull fracture and no injury...
April 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530703/mechanism-of-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-in-southwestern-uganda-a-prospective-cohort-of-100-patients
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Maria Punchak, Jihad Abdelgadir, Oscar Obiga, Martha Itait, Josephine N Najjuma, Michael M Haglund, David Kitya
BACKGROUND: RTIs, falls and violence contribute to more than two thirds of pediatric TBIs in SSA. In this study, we sought to assess mechanisms of pediatric TBI in an effort to propose interventions for more effective pediatric head injury prevention. METHODS: A cohort of 100 patients who were <18 years treated at MRRH between November 2016 and June 2017 were enrolled in the study. Information on etiology of injury was obtained via a questionnaire administered to patient caretakers at the time of admission...
March 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528681/sleep-disturbances-and-internalizing-behavior-problems-following-pediatric-traumatic-injury
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Jesse T Fischer, H Julia Hannay, Candice A Alfano, Paul R Swank, Linda Ewing-Cobbs
OBJECTIVE: This prospective longitudinal study investigated sleep disturbance (SD) and internalizing problems after traumatic injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) or extracranial/bodily injury (EI) in children and adolescents, relative to typically developing (TD) children. We also examined longitudinal relations between SD and internalizing problems postinjury. METHOD: Participants (N = 87) ages 8-15 included youth with TBI, EI, and TD children. Injury groups were recruited from a Level 1 trauma center after sustaining vehicle-related injuries...
February 2018: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527519/radiological-correlates-of-raised-intracranial-pressure-in-children-a-review
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REVIEW
Saeed Kayhanian, Adam M H Young, Rory J Piper, Joseph Donnelly, Daniel Scoffings, Matthew R Garnett, Helen M Fernandes, Peter Smielewski, Marek Czosnyka, Peter J Hutchinson, Shruti Agrawal
Radiological assessment of the head is a routine part of the management of traumatic brain injury. This assessment can help to determine the requirement for invasive intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring. The radiological correlates of elevated ICP have been widely studied in adults but far fewer specific pediatric studies have been conducted. There is, however, growing evidence that there are important differences in the radiological presentations of elevated ICP between children and adults; a reflection of the anatomical and physiological differences, as well as a difference in the pathophysiology of brain injury in children...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524721/non-invasive-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children-a-concise-update-on-current-methods
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REVIEW
Vinayak Narayan, Nasser Mohammed, Amey R Savardekar, Devi Prasad Patra, Christina Notarianni, Anil Nanda
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury [TBI] is a leading cause of pediatric morbidity and mortality worldwide and intracranial pressure [ICP] monitoring plays a crucial role in its management. Based on existing literature, the authors review the current practicing non-invasive ICP monitoring devices and their accuracy in predicting raised ICP in pediatric TBI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A thorough literature search was conducted on PubMed, Medline and Cochrane data base, articles were selected systematically, reviewed completely and relevant data was summarized and discussed...
March 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521858/the-association-of-premorbid-neuropsychological-conditions-with-pediatric-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-concussion-recovery-time-and-symptom-severity-a-systematic-review-protocol
#20
Michelle Borzik Goreth, Michelle Palokas
The question of this review is: What is the association of premorbid neuropsychological conditions with mild traumatic brain injury/concussion recovery time and symptom severity in children?
March 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
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