Direct head injury caused by a tear gas cartridge. Questions on safety: a case report from Iraq and review of the literature - Alhillo HT, Arnaout MM, Radhi HS, Al-Dhahir MA, Moscote-Salazar LR, Hoz SS.

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: Primary injuries from tear gas weapons include injuries to the visual and respiratory systems and skin. However, few studies have reported direct mechanical brain injuries from tear gas weapons. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old male ...
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Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Accident Analysis &PreventionAuthor(s): Guibing Li, Fang Wang, Dietmar Otte, Ciaran SimmsAbstractHead injury is one of the most common injury types in vehicle-to-pedestrian collisions, which leads to death and long-term disabilities. However, detailed analysis of pedestrian head injuries in real world collisions is scarce. Thus the current study used two samples of 120 cases and 184 cases extracted from 1060 pedestrian collision cases captured during 2000–2015 from the GIDAS (German In-Depth-Accident Study) database to investigate the detailed characteristics ...
Source: Accident Analysis and Prevention - Category: Accident Prevention Source Type: research
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion, is a serious neurological concern that many adolescent athletes will face during their athletic careers. In some instances, the effects of sports-related head injury are long-lasting. Due to their still-developing brains, adolescents appear to be more vulnerable to long-term repercussions of these injuries. In this review we will examine the pathophysiology of mTBI, its acute effects and long-term risks from sustaining injury, and current and needed advancements in the areas of neuropsychological testing, accelerometer telemetry, and neuroimaging. Current methods do not ad...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We report the case of waterskiing-related acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) in an adolescent who was successfully treated with endoscopic assisted hematoma evacuation. An 18-year-old male sustained head injury during waterskiing and was referred to our hospital. He had a history of traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage two years ago. Neurological examination showed mild left hemiparesis and altered consciousness. Computed tomography (CT) indicated ASDH. Cranioplastic craniotomy following rapid mannitol infusion was performed. After dural incision, a rigid endoscope was introduced through the craniotomy, and a malleable suction ca...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Journal of Neurotrauma, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Neurotrauma - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe incidence of motorized scooter related craniofacial trauma is rising, resulting in thousands of ED visits annually. Many patients are experiencing morbid traumatic injuries and may not be wearing appropriate protective equipment. This study highlights the importance of public awareness and policy to improve safety and primarily prevent craniofacial trauma.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
(Imperial College London) Following traumatic brain injury (TBI), xenon prevented early death, improved long-term cognition, and protected brain tissue in mice in a new study.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
A new study involving more than 21,000 patients who were transported to the hospital by ambulance after sustaining a severe head injury found that adherence to 3 simple interventions helped to increase chances of survival.
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CONCLUSIONS: Together, these findings imply that the RMET is not sensitive to ToM impairments after concussion and may be related to language skills among neurotypical students. PMID: 31107147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
-- A helmet can prevent someone from a serious head injury, says the New York State Department of Health. Some states even require people, especially children, to wear helmets while biking or skateboarding. The Department of Health encourages...
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