Traumatic Brain Injury: What to Know About Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, which include concussions, contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits, and even deaths, each year. Learn more about TBI. And note: If you have a head injury, seek medical attention right away. The FDA has not approved any devices that can assess or diagnose a concussion without an evaluation by a health care provider.
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_______ FDA warns public not to use unapproved or uncleared medical devices to help assess or diagnose a concussion (news release): Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public not to use medical devices marketed to consumers that claim to help assess, diagnose or manage head injury, including concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild TBI. In a new safety communication, the FDA warned that such tools — such as apps on a smartphone marketed to coaches or parents for use during sporting events — have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety and efficacy and could result in an incorrect...
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Conclusion: Financial compensation was related to victims' long-term severity of impairment, although some extreme cases with severe disability were granted very poor compensation. Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs at a high incidence with more than 50 million people sustaining a TBI each year worldwide (1). Related to this, people with TBI are frequently involved in a litigation with claim compensation proceedings because another person was partly or wholly at fault for causing the injury, in particular in the context of road traffic accidents. While lawsuits after TBI are frequent, research...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: mTBI patients continue to be told to rest for longer than expert recommendations and practice guidelines. This study supports growing evidence that prolonged rest after mTBI is generally unhelpful, as patients in the exposure group were less likely to have resumed work/school at 1–2 months post-injury. We could not identify patient characteristics associated with getting prolonged rest advice. Further exploration of who gets told to rest and who delivers the advice could inform strategic de-implementation of this clinical practice. Introduction In the early twenty-first century, complete rest until...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion The willingness of young males to engage in dangerous situations might be adaptive in terms of fitness maximization. Nonetheless, for some individuals this intense sexual competition can be detrimental to health. The correspondence between the age distribution of the reproductively most active population and those suffering sTBI only partially supports the evolutionary hypothesis about risk-taking behavior. The prevalence of higher external mortality rates of young males, on the other hand, was not present in our data at all, nor did we find any support for the assumption that sTBI acquired from riskier behavio...
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The @US_FDA is concerned that products that do not have #FDA clearance or approval are being marketed to individuals, including parents &caregivers, athletic coaches, &health care providers for the assessment, diagnosis, or management of a head injury, including concussion. pic.twitter.com/kMjaPE1u3K
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FDA raised concern on Wednesday about devices and apps marketed to consumers that claim to help assess, diagnose, or manage a head injury, including concussion and traumatic brain injury. Only a limited number of devices have received the agency's blessing to date and all of them require an evaluation by a healthcare professional. “I want to be clear, there are currently no devices to aid in assessing concussion that should be used by consumers on their own. Using such devices can result in an incorrect diagnosis after a head injury that could lead a person with a serious injury to return to t...
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The FDA today warned consumers against using medical devices purported to assess head injuries, saying tht only five companies are cleared to market such devices in the U.S. and that they should only be used by physicians. “The FDA has identified several manufacturers that were marketing medical devices for concussion diagnosis, treatment or management without the FDA’s approval or clearance,” the federal safety watchdog said. “To date, there are a limited number of medical devices that have been approved or cleared by the FDA to aid in diagnosis, treatment or management of head injury, including su...
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FDA is warning the public not to use medical devices marketed to consumers that claim to help assess, diagnose or manage head injury, including concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild TBI.
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