Medical News Today: Increased intracranial pressure: What to know

Doctors call the pressure inside a person ’s skull the intracranial pressure or ICP, and it can increase with a head injury or medical condition, such as fluid on the brain. Here, we discuss the symptoms, causes, treatments, and outlook for increased or elevated ICP.
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BACKGROUND: Road traffic accidents (RTA) are one of the foremost causes of head injuries and its prevalence is more in developing countries owing to its unorganised road utilisation system. Maxillofacial injuries occur in 5-33% of all trauma cases universa...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Various guidelines for minor head injury focus on patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 13-15 and loss of consciousness (LOC) or posttraumatic amnesia (PTA), while clinical management for patients without LOC or PTA is often unclear. We aimed t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Standards for sports headgear were introduced as far back as the 1960s and many have remained substantially unchanged to present day. Since this time, headgear has virtually eliminated catastrophic head injuries such as skull fractures and changed the land...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The BKAD measure is a good fit for use in rural and underserved populations. BKAD results can inform the design of culturally relevant programs for raising awareness of the importance of early AD detection and treatment. PMID: 30869990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging and Mental Health - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research
ConclusionIn our study of head injury patients, the most common aetiology of maxillofacial fractures was found to be RTA with drivers being most affected. Alcohol intoxication and lack of helmet protection played a significant role in causing maxillofacial fractures. We concluded that maxillofacial fractures are closely related to head injury especially in cases of RTA.
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractDue to their anatomical location, occipital condylar fractures (OCFs) are usually not observed during traditional autopsies and are therefore considered a rare injury. The aim of this study was to determine the true frequency of OCFs using post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) in traumatic casualties. We retrospectively analyzed 438 PMCT studies of victims of traffic accidents, falls from height, violence, and low-energy head injuries (324 males and 114 females). OCFs were present in 22.6% of cases (n = 99), mostly in victims of railway accidents (48.5%,n = 17), falls from height (26.6%...
Source: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
Approximately 1.6-3.8 million sports-related traumatic brain injuries occur each year in the US. Researchers track the head motion using a variety of techniques to study the head injury biomechanics. To understand how helmets provide head protection, quant...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news
Inflicted blunt force trauma and/or repetitive acceleration-deceleration trauma in infants can cause brain injury. Yet, the exact pathophysiologic mechanism with its associated thresholds remains unclear. In this systematic review an overview of animal mod...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Authors: Çetin A, Deveci E Abstract Traumatic brain injury leads to neuronal damage and neurological dysfunction. The aim of our study was to investigate the antioxidative effect of Honokiol on traumatic brain injury in rats with biochemical, histopathological and immunohistochemical methods. Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to traumatic brain injury with a weight-drop device using 300g/1m weight/height impact. Fourty five rats were divided into three groups as control group, traumatic brain injury (TBI) group and TBI + Honokiol group (5 mg/kg/day, i.p.). Honokiol (5 mg/kg) dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide ...
Source: Folia Morphologica - Category: Anatomy Tags: Folia Morphol (Warsz) Source Type: research
(University of Louisville) More than a dozen internationally recognized scientists from across North America and Great Britain working at the forefront of cell and molecular biology of development and disease are scheduled to speak in Louisville at the 25th Annual Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust Symposium, May 15-16, 2019. The two-day program will cover the most recent directions and conceptual advances in spinal cord injury research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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