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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694653/clinical-factors-predictive-of-traumatic-brain-injuries-in-case-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children-case-control-study
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Widad Gueddari, Amine Ouardi, Sanaa Talbi, Sihem Salam, Abdelhadi Zineddine
BACKGROUND: Mild head injury (MHI) is very common in children and the problem is a lack of consensus criteria for the indication of a brain CT. OBJECTIVE: To determine predictors of cranio-cerebral lesions (CCL) in the case of MHI in children. METHODS: Case-control study over a period of 3 years. Included children aged 1 month to 15 years, were those admitted to the department of Pediatric Emergencies for MHI and had performed a brain CT. The principal outcome was the presence of traumatic brain injury...
July 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681226/traumatic-brain-injury-related-symptoms-reported-by-parents-clinical-imaging-and-host-predictors-in-children-with-impairments-in-consciousness-24-hours
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Emily A Evans, David Asuzu, Nathan Cook, Paul Caruso, Elise Townsend, Beth Costine-Bartell, Carla Fortes-Monteiro, Gillian Hotz, Ann-Christine Duhaime
This study examined the relationship between acute neuroimaging, host and injury factors and parent-reported traumatic brain injury-related symptoms in children with non-critical head injury at 2 weeks and 3 months after injury. Data were collected prospectively on 45 subjects aged 3-16 years old enrolled in the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study. Subjects had rapid recovery of mental status (Glasgow Coma Score(GCS)=15 within 24 hours), and had no clinical need for neurosurgical intervention...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678928/imaging-in-pediatric-concussion-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Julia Schmidt, Kathryn S Hayward, Katlyn E Brown, Jill G Zwicker, Jennie Ponsford, Paul van Donkelaar, Shelina Babul, Lara A Boyd
CONTEXT: Pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a common and poorly understood injury. Neuroimaging may index brain injury and outcome after pediatric mTBI, but remains largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the differences in neuroimaging findings in children/youth with mTBI. Measures of behavior, symptoms, time since injury, and age at injury were also considered. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review was conducted up to July 6, 2016...
April 20, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677686/bicycle-helmets-to-wear-or-not-to-wear-a-meta-analyses-of-the-effects-of-bicycle-helmets-on-injuries
#4
Alena Høye
A meta-analysis has been conducted of the effects of bicycle helmets on serious head injury and other injuries among crash involved cyclists. 179 effect estimates from 55 studies from 1989-2017 are included in the meta-analysis. The use of bicycle helmets was found to reduce head injury by 48%, serious head injury by 60%, traumatic brain injury by 53%, face injury by 23%, and the total number of killed or seriously injured cyclists by 34%. Bicycle helmets were not found to have any statistically significant effect on cervical spine injury...
April 17, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676680/midline-central-fluid-percussion-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-rats
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Rachel K Rowe, Jordan L Harrison, Timothy W Ellis, P David Adelson, Jonathan Lifshitz
OBJECTIVE Experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI) models hold significant validity to the human condition, with each model replicating a subset of clinical features and symptoms. TBI is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in children and teenagers; thus, it is critical to develop preclinical models of these ages to test emerging treatments. Midline fluid percussion injury (FPI) might best represent mild and diffuse clinical brain injury because of the acute behavioral deficits, the late onset of behavioral morbidities, and the absence of gross histopathology...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676679/principles-of-system-design-not-realized-for-pediatric-craniospinal-trauma-care-in-the-united-states
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Joseph Piatt
OBJECTIVE An implicit expectation of the pioneers of trauma system design was that high clinical volume at select centers could lead to superior outcomes. There has been little study of the regionalization of pediatric craniospinal trauma care, and whether it continues to trend in the direction of regionalization is unknown. The motivating hypothesis for this study was that trauma system design in the United States is proceeding on a rational basis, producing hospital caseloads that are increasing over time and, because of geographic siting appropriate to the needs of catchment areas, in an increasingly uniform manner...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675071/pediatric-head-injury-a-study-of-403-cases-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-a-developing-country
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Abrar Ahad Wani, Arif Hussain Sarmast, Muzaffar Ahangar, Nayil Khursheed Malik, Sarabjit Singh Chhibber, Sajad Hussain Arif, Altaf Umar Ramzan, Bashir Ahmed Dar, Zulfiqar Ali
Introduction: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Falls are the most common type of injury, followed by motor vehicle-related accidents and child abuse. Aims and Objectives: The aim and objective of this study was to elucidate the various modes of injury, prognostic factors, complications, incidence of various modes of injury, and outcome in TBI in pediatric population. Materials and Methods: Patients with TBI, 18 years or less in age, managed in our Department of Neurosurgery, over a period of 2 years, were studied prospectively...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674358/unmet-rehabilitation-needs-after-hospitalization-for-traumatic-brain-injury
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Molly M Fuentes, Jin Wang, Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Keith Owen Yeates, Dennis Durbin, Mark R Zonfrillo, Kenneth M Jaffe, Nancy Temkin, David Tulsky, Hilary Bertisch, Frederick P Rivara
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we describe unmet service needs of children hospitalized for traumatic brain injury (TBI) during the first 2 years after injury and examine associations between child, family, and injury-related characteristics and unmet needs in 6 domains (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, mental health services, educational services, and physiatry). METHODS: Prospective cohort study of children age 8 to 18 years old admitted to 6 hospitals with complicated mild or moderate to severe TBI...
April 19, 2018: Pediatrics
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/29660968/rehabilitation-and-school-services-following-traumatic-brain-injury-in-young-children
#10
Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Jennifer P Lundine, Roberta DePompei, Tricia Z King
BACKGROUND: Preschool children have the highest incidence of emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury (TBI) with the majority discharged home without a single point of entry into follow-up services. This paper describes families' experience with service access following TBI. OBJECTIVES: To describe parent reported service utilization following preschool TBI and examine predictors of service access. METHODS: Participants (N = 80) were drawn from the first visit of a longitudinal study examining elementary school outcomes following TBI...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
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/29660961/an-international-perspective-on-educators-perceptions-of-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#12
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/29652209/neurological-outcome-in-children-and-youth-with-acquired-brain-injury-2-year-post-injury
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Suzanne A M Lambregts, Frederike Van Markus-Doornbosch, Coriene E Catsman-Berrevoets, Monique A M Berger, Arend J De Kloet, Sander R Hilberink, Marij E Roebroeck
OBJECTIVE: To determine neurological outcome in children and youth with acquired brain injury (ABI) and explore associated factors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study, two-years post-injury. PATIENTS: Hospital-based sample (n=112) aged 6-22 years. METHODS: Neurological outcome and participation were assessed with a multidimensional neurological examination and the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation. Logistic regression analyses were used to explore the relationships...
April 13, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648980/cerebrospinal-fluid-endothelin-1-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#14
Hong-Liang Zhang, Jiang Wu
We read with great interest the article by Salonia and colleagues, which reported increased levels of endothelin-1 (ET-1) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of children with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), in association with unfavorable outcome (Salonia, et al.). The study was well conducted and the findings are intriguing. However, we wonder if the authors have considered the influence of the blood CSF barrier (B-CSF-B) on the CSF level of ET-1.
March 8, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648487/bdnf-expression-increases-without-changes-in-play-behavior-following-concussion-in-juvenile-rats-rattus-norvegicus-brief-report
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Allison C F Dyck, Tammy L Ivanco
PURPOSE: Young children have a high risk of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Children often appear healthy soon after mTBI, but some have pervasive cognitive and/or motor impairments. Understanding underlying mechanisms recruited after concussion may help for return to play protocols and mitigating what might be lifelong impairments. METHODS: We investigated molecular and behavioral changes in a rat model of childhood concussion. Rats received an injury or sham procedure at an age approximately equivalent to the human period of early childhood...
April 12, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625848/seizure-severity-is-correlated-with-severity-of-hypoxic-ischemic-injury-in-abusive-head-trauma
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Andra L Dingman, Nicholas V Stence, Brent R O'Neill, Stefan H Sillau, Kevin E Chapman
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to characterize hypoxic-ischemic injury and seizures in abusive head trauma. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 58 children with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury due to abusive head trauma. Continuous electroencephalograms and magnetic resonance images were scored. RESULTS: Electrographic seizures (51.2%) and hypoxic-ischemic injury (77.4%) were common in our cohort. Younger age was associated with electrographic seizures (no seizures: median age 13...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
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
#18
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/29609147/the-clinical-characteristics-of-posttraumatic-epilepsy-following-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children
#19
Amit Keret, Moatasim Shweiki, Odeya Bennett-Back, Fadia Abed-Fteiha, Israel Matoth, Yigal Shoshan, Mony Benifla
PURPOSE: Children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at increased risk of posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE); the risk increases according to TBI severity. We examined the long-term incidence and risk factors for developing PTE in a cohort of children hospitalised at one medical centre with moderate or severe TBI. METHODS: Moderate brain injury was classified as Glasgow Coma Score on Arrival (GCSOA) of 9-13, and severe brain injury as GCSOA ≤8. We collected demographics and clinical data from medical records and interviewed patients and parents at 5-11 years following the TBI event...
March 20, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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
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