Clinical Epidemiology of Adults With Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury*
Conclusions: Many patients with moderate traumatic brain injury deteriorate, require neurocritical care, and experience poor outcomes. Optimization of care and outcomes for this vulnerable group of patients are urgently needed.
(University of California - Irvine) Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, Georgetown University and the University of Rochester have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion.
This study estimated the frequency and risk of Moderate-to-Maximal traumatic brain injuries sustained by occupants in motor vehicle crashes in the US. National Automotive Sampling System - Crashworthiness Data System crashes that occurred in years 2001–2015 with light vehicles produced 2001 or later were incorporated in the study. Crash type, crash severity, car model year, belt usage and occupant age and sex were controlled for in the analysis. The results showed that Moderate concussions account for 79% of all MAISbrain2+ injuries. Belted occupants were at lower risks than unbelted occupants for most brain injury c...
The accurate identification of children with a concussion by emergency physicians is important to initiate appropriate anticipatory guidance and management.
Patients with mild traumatic brain injury or concussion commonly present to the emergency department for assessment; providing patients with information on usual symptoms and their progression may encourage faster recovery.
Even a mild brain injury may significantly increase risk, according to a new large study of U.S. veterans
CONCLUSION: While many districts reported success with ED-ID for TBI, responses to the ED-ID legislation and TBI category were mixed, with enough barriers identified to cause concern over whether the legislative and policy changes have been overall beneficial. PMID: 29660963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Allowing school districts to direct the application of existing ascending levels of educational support for students with concussion as they return to school can promote robust and positive outcomes. PMID: 29660962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The evidence supports the conclusion that it is likely that concussion causes autonomic nervous system anomalies. An awareness of this relationship increases our understanding of the physical impact of concussion, partially explains the overlap of concussion symptoms with other medical conditions, presents opportunities for further research, and has the potential to powerfully inform treatment decisions. PMID: 29660949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(Reuters Health) - A new study of hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces veterans concludes that banging your head severely enough to lose consciousness can dramatically increase the risk of Parkinson's, the brain disease marked by tremors, slow movements, balance problems and difficulty walking.
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that autonomic nervous dysfunction may be one of many potential factors contributing to persisting post-concussion symptoms. OBJECTIVE: This is the first systematic review to explore the impact of concussion on ...