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Clinical and neurosurgical management of cranial machete injuries: the experience of a tertiary referral center in Nicaragua - Zapata L, Wright EJ, Nakaji P.
We present our experience managing cranial machete injuries in Nicaragua over a 5-year ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain simulation reveals benefits of emergency cooling treatment
(University of Edinburgh) Fresh insight into how the brain responds to medically induced cooling -- routinely used to limit head injury -- could inform treatments for related conditions and help babies at risk of birthing complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Repeated mild head injury leads to wide ranging deficits in higher order cognitive functions associated with the prefrontal cortex - Nolan A, Hennessy E, Krukowski K, Guglielmetti C, Chaumeil M, Sohal VS, Rosi S.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has long been identified as a precipitating risk factor for higher order cognitive deficits associated with the frontal and prefrontal cortices (PFC). In addition, mild repetitive TBI (rTBI), in particular, is being steadily re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Woman's Runny Nose Actually A Brain Fluid Leak
Specialists estimate the condition affects about five of every 100,000 people worldwide each year, often because of a head injury, but it is often misdiagnosed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk of Pediatric Mental Illness Up After Injury Hospitalization
In Medicaid population, those with burns or head injury at increased risk for mental health diagnoses (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Football Helmet Safety
-- A football helmet is a necessary part of the uniform that reduces the risk of a concussion or other head injury. But the helmet has to fit properly. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers these tips for selecting a football... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The estimated cost of surgically managed isolated traumatic head injury secondary to road traffic accidents - You X, Liew BS, Rosman AK, Dcsn, Musa KI, Idris Z.
This study was design... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The effect of an observation unit on pediatric minor head injury - Hagiwara Y, Inoue N.
This study was a retrospective before-a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk of mild head injury in preschool children: relationship to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms - Altun H, Altun İ.
AIM: To investigate whether there is an association between mild head injury (MHI) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in preschool children. METHODS: The study included a patient group of 30 children aged 3-6  years with m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Penetrating head injury due to angle grinder: an occupational hazard - Khan KA, Gandhi A, Sharma V, Jain S.
Penetrating head injury is a life threatening condition. In the workplace, these are mostly non missile type, low velocity civilian injuries caused by sharp objects. Angle grinders are used to cut stones, metal etc, and cause penetrating head injuries due ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Scared or scarred: could 'dissociogenic' lesions predispose to nonepileptic seizures after head trauma? - Popkirov S, Carson AJ, Stone J.
A history of head injury is common in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). This association has so far been interpreted as either spurious or psychologically mediated. Biased recall and misattribution could foster illness beliefs about b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Helmet use in bicycles and non-motorised wheeled recreational vehicles in children - Ong JS, Soundappan SV, Adams S, Adams S.
AIM: Injuries involving non-motorised wheeled recreational vehicles (NMWRV) and bicycles are a common cause for hospitalisation in children. Studies show that helmet use whilst bicycle riding can decrease mortality and morbidity due to head injury. However... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How a head injury could make you see yourself differently
Amy Schumer's insecure character in her new movie I Feel Pretty gets a new leash on life after a head injury changes her brain and gives her new confidence - and science says it may be possible. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric head injury: a study of 403 cases in a tertiary care hospital in a developing country - Wani AA, Sarmast AH, Ahangar M, Malik NK, Chhibber SS, Arif SH, Ramzan AU, Dar BA, Ali Z.
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 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

One-year and three-year mortality prediction in adult major blunt trauma survivors: a National Retrospective Cohort Analysis - Wong TH, Nadkarni NV, Nguyen HV, Lim GH, Matchar DB, Seow DCC, King NKK, Ong MEH.
The objective of our study was to build a nomogram predictor of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bicycle helmets - To wear or not to wear? A meta-analyses of the effects of bicycle helmets on injuries - H øye A.
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 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Gliovascular changes precede white matter damage and long-term disorders in juvenile mild closed head injury - Rodriguez-Grande B, Obenaus A, Ichkova A, Aussudre J, Bessy T, Barse E, Hiba B, Catheline G, Barri ère G, Badaut J.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of hospital visits in pediatric patients and often leads to long-term disorders even in cases of mild severity. White matter (WM) alterations are commonly observed in patients months or years after the injury... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparison of Revised Trauma Score based on intracranial haemorrhage volume among head injury patients - Tito A, Saragih SGR, Natalia D.
Head injury is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity at all ages and may develop into intracranial haemorrhage and increasing intracranial pressure. Pre-assessment must be conducted to head injury patients to decide the treatment plan. The a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WATCH: Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows
The researchers looked at veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows
A new study has found that even a mild head injury, commonly called a concussion, makes veterans more likely to get Parkinson's disease later on in life. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists watch the brain ’s lining heal after a head injury
Study provides insights into the immune system ’s role in recovery after concussion in mice. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Impact of depressed skull fracture surgery on outcome of head injury patients - Ahmad S, Afzal A, Rehman L, Javed F.
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes in surgically managed patients with depressed skull fractures and associated moderate to severe head injury. METHODS: The study was conducted in the Department of Neurosurgery Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karach... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Perforating head injury with iron rod and its miraculous escape: case report and review of literature - Diyora B, Kotecha N, Mulla M, Dethe S, Bhende B, Patil S.
We report a case of perforating head injury with iron rod, review the literature on the subject and discuss the challenges in the management ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Occult head injury is common in children with concern for physical abuse - Boehnke M, Mirsky D, Stence N, Stanley RM, Lindberg DM.
BACKGROUND: Studies evaluating small patient cohorts have found a high, but variable, rate of occult head injury in children ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Head injury; the forgotten child of the psychiatry? - Bus B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: nl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A Man Got ‘Thunderclap Headaches’ After Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Bicycle helmets are protective against facial injuries, including facial fractures: a meta-analysis - Fitzpatrick DG, Goh M, Howlett DC, Williams M.
Cycling is a popular activity. However there are risks associated with cycling, including facial injury. Helmets are often worn to prevent head injury. Evidence for their protection against facial injury is limited. This meta-analysis investigated the effe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

A new paediatric head injury assessment tool considering subject-specific child head anatomy (Abstract 31) - Hu J, Rogers A, Park BK.
Head injury is the leading cause of paediatric death, disability, and Emergency Department visits in the United States. Current paediatric head injury assessment tools are developed primarily based on the scaled adult responses, despite anatomical differen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Vomiting with head trauma and risk of traumatic brain injury - Borland ML, Dalziel SR, Phillips N, Dalton S, Lyttle MD, Bressan S, Oakley E, Hearps SJC, Kochar A, Furyk J, Cheek JA, Neutze J, Babl FE.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in children who vomit after head injury and identify variables from published clinical decision rules (CDRs) that predict increased risk. METHODS: Secondary analysis of the Austral... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury Rare for Children With Isolated Vomiting
THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 -- Children presenting with head injury with isolated vomiting rarely have clinically important traumatic brain injury (ci-TBI) or traumatic brain injury on computed tomography (TBI-CT), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Postconcussive symptoms (PCS) following combat-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): influence of TBI, PTSD, and depression on symptoms measured by the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI) - Porter KE, Stein MB, Martis B, Avallone KM, McSweeney LB, Smith ER, Simon NM, Gargan S, Liberzon I, Hoge CW, Rauch SAM.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is commonly reported in recent combat Veterans. While the majority resolve, some Veterans develop postconcussive symptoms (PCS). Previous research suggests these symptoms are not specific to head injury and are often asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

King-Devick concussion test performs poorly as a screening tool in elite rugby union players: a prospective cohort study of two screening tests versus a clinical reference standard - Fuller GW, Cross MJ, Stokes KA, Kemp SPT.
BACKGROUND: The King-Devick (KD) test is an objective clinical test of eye movements that has been used to screen for concussion. We characterised the accuracy of the KD test and the World Rugby Head Injury Assessment (HIA-1) screening tools as methods of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Kids with severe head injuries may develop ADHD
Young children who sustain a severe head injury ​ may struggle with attention problems as they grow older, new research finds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With Severe Brain Injuries May Develop ADHD: Study
MONDAY, March 19, 2018 -- Young children who sustain a severe head injury may struggle with attention problems as they grow older, researchers say. A new study reports that kids who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury around ages 3 to 7 are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mechanism of pediatric traumatic brain injury in southwestern Uganda: a prospective cohort of 100 patients - Punchak M, Abdelgadir J, Obiga O, Itait M, Najjuma JN, Haglund MM, Kitya D.
In this study, we sought to assess mechanisms of pediatric TBI in an effort to propose interventions for more effective pediatric head injury prevention. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Primary normocephalic pancraniosynostosis detected incidentally after an accidental head injury: a case report and review of the literature - Tan AP.
OBJECTIVE: Majority of multi-suture craniosynostosis are related to single-gene disorders or chromosomal abnormalities. Children with craniosynostosis usually present at an early age due to the presence of an abnormal head shape, with the exception of a un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Head injury on Warfarin: likelihood of delayed intracranial bleeding in patients with negative initial head CT - Afaneh A, Ford J, Gharzeddine J, Mazar A, Hayward RD, Buck J.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the likelihood that head injured patients on Warfarin with a negative initial head CT will have a positive repeat head CT. A retrospective chart review of our institution's trauma registry was performed for all patients admitted for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Protxx uses technology to tackle head injury risk in youth sports
This fall, the company plans to test its concussion monitor technology in Sacramento on more than 1,000 high school and college athletes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Anderson Source Type: news

Protxx uses technology to tackle head injury risk in youth sports
This fall, the company plans to test its concussion monitor technology in Sacramento on more than 1,000 high school and college athletes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Anderson Source Type: news

The use of CT in the management of minor head injuries in Queenstown - Keys J, Venter L, Nixon G.
This study retrospectively reviewed the management of head injury at Lakes District Hospital in Queenstown, New Zealand. The aim is to describe the management of minor head injury with particular reference to the current Traumatic Brain Injury guidelin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A study on the effect of airbag vent diameter on head injury criterion of driver airbag using experimenting and finite element method - Rajani M, Fallahpouramiri M.
Inflatable restraint systems have significant roles in the protection of the vehicle occupants during an accident. The performance of these components directly depends on the parameters of the cushion. An airbag vent is somehow an exhaust which releases ga... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Unusual head injury by a forklift vehicle - Zack F, Blaas V, B üttner A.
A case of an unusual head injury by a forklift vehicle is presented.Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Head injury and the internet: are resources reliable and readable? - Ahmed AB, Ang KH, Mills C, Awal DH.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Parent-reported mild head injury history in children: long-term effects on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Li L, Li Y, McDonald C, Liu J.
Objective. Consequences of mild head injury for behavioral adjustment have not been well researched, and little is known about the long-term effects of mild head injury for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Methods.In this long... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The importance of the scalp in head impact kinematics - Trotta A, Zouzias D, de Bruyne G, N í Annaidh A.
The best way to reduce the risk of head injury (up to 69% reduction) is to wear a helmet. In recent years, the improvement of helmet standard tests focused on reproducing realistic impact conditions and including the effect of rotational acceleration. Howe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Perforating brain injury by a rusty steel bar - Pandey S, Li L, Cui DM, Wang K, Gao L.
A perforating head injury is a type of an injury wherein the projectile passes entirely through the cranium leaving both entrance and exit wounds. It is considered less prevalent than other kinds of head trauma such as closed or penetrating head injuries c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

How a local tech company plans to reduce head injury risk in sports
Protxx Inc. has won a prestigious technology competition at MIT, and is in the running for the Capitalize contest for startups put on by the Sacramento Kings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Anderson Source Type: news

Prison nurses urged to screen offenders for head injury history
Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries that could lead to further problems down the line, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Review of snowboarding injuries - Mirhadi S, Ashwood N, Karagkevrekis B.
Snowboarding is a popular sport and can lead not only to various injuries including wrist fracture, closed head injury and acromioclavicular injuries but also to others such as scaphoid fracture or ulna collateral ligament injury which is often difficult t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Protective Headgear Source Type: news