MRC scientists discover unique tau filament structures in head-injury associated dementia
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology researchers reveal atomic structures of the abnormal tau filaments associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a head injury-associated neurodegenerative disease, differ in structure from those seen in Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Study finds key details about 'punch drunk syndrome' and Alzheimer's
Scientists studying damaged brains of boxers and other sports people have found key details about a head injury-linked disease called "punch drunk syndrome" that could help the development of new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer's. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A prospective computed tomography study of maxillofacial injuries in patients with head injury - Rao SG, Paramesh RC, Bansal A, Shukla D, Sadashiva N, Saini J.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk of intracranial complications in minor head injury: the role of loss of consciousness and posttraumatic amnesia in a multicenter observational study - Foks KA, Dijkland SA, Lingsma H, Polinder S, van den Brand CL, Jellema K, Jacobs B, van der Naalt J, Sir Ö, Jie KE, Schoonman GG, Hunink MGM, Steyerberg EW, Dippel DWJ.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A review of impact testing methods for headgear in sports: considerations for improved prevention of head injury through research and standards - Whyte T, Stuart C, Mallory A, Ghajari M, Plant D, Siegmund GP, Cripton PA.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Relative motion between the helmet and head in football impact test - Joodaki H, Bailey A, Lessley D, Funk J, Sherwood C, Crandall J.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Modeling of inflicted head injury by shaking trauma in children: what can we learn? Part I: A systematic review of animal models - Vester MEM, Bilo RAC, Loeve AJ, van Rijn RR, van Zandwijk JP.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Spinal cord research symposium
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors affecting diffuse axonal injury under blunt impact and proposal for a head injury criteria: a finite element analysis - Sarkar S, Majumder S, Roychowdhury A.
Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is the most common pathological feature of brain injury which accounts for half of the traumatic lesions in the United States. Although direct shear strain measures indicate DAI, it is localized and varies greatly in the brain. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prior head injury but not sex or sports-participation affects expectations for post-injury rest and activity in simulated mild traumatic brain injury - Sullivan KA, Cox R.
Rest acutely followed by a gradual return to activity is commonly recommended for mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the general public's rest and activity expectations for this injury are unknown, as are the individual factors that might affect t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Incidence of head injury and traumatic brain injury among people with Alzheimer's disease - Ilmaniemi S, Taipale H, Tanskanen A, Tiihonen J, Hartikainen S, Tolppanen AM.
BACKGROUND: Injuries caused by falling are a major health concern among older population. For older people, falls are the leading cause of head injuries; especially, persons with cognitive disorders have an increased risk of falling. OBJECTIVE: To ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Severe head injury in elderly: 6-year comparison of treatment and outcome between southern Finland and Navarra (Spain) - Ali Ali B, Brinck T, Handolin L, Belzunegui Otano T.
PURPOSE: To compare the profile, treatment and outcome of elderly patients with severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) between southern Finland and Navarra (Spain). METHODS: Data collected from, 2010 to 2015, in the Major Trauma Registry of Navarra ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Dementia in Head Injury
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biomechanics of acute subdural hematoma in the elderly: a fluid-structure interaction study - Zhou Z, Li X, Kleiven S.
Acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) due to bridging vein (BV) rupture is a frequent and lethal head injury, especially in the elderly. Brain atrophy has been hypothesized to be a primary pathogenesis associated with the increased risk of ASDH in the elderly. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Multi-centre study found that strict adherence to guidelines led to computed tomography scans being overused in children with minor head injuries - Niele N, van Houten M, Boersma B, Biezeveld M, Douma M, Heitink K, Ten Tusscher GW, Tromp E, van Goudoever JB, Pl ötz FB.
AIM: Our primary aim was to calculate the head computed tomography (CT) scan rate in children with a minor head injury (MHI) when the Dutch National guidelines were followed in clinical practice. The secondary aim was to determine the incidence of CT abnor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Time trends of head injuries over multiple seasons in professional male football (soccer) - Beaudouin F, der F ünten KA, Tröß T, Reinsberger C, Meyer T.
The present study aimed to investigate time trends of head injuries and their injury mechanisms since a rule change as monitoring may help to identify causes of head injuries and may advance head injury prevention efforts. Based on continuously recorded da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Differential responses to increasing numbers of mild traumatic brain injury in a rodent closed head injury model - Fehily B, Bartlett CA, Lydiard S, Archer M, Milbourn H, Majimbi M, Hemmi JM, Dunlop SA, Yates NJ, Fitzgerald M.
Following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), further mild impacts can exacerbate negative outcomes. To compare chronic damage and deficits following increasing numbers of repeated mTBIs, a closed-head weight-drop model of repeated mTBI was used to deliver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Lingering mental health problems linked to head injury
If a person has recently suffered a concussion, chances are its effects are going to linger for awhile. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health disorders common following mild head injury
NIH-funded study identifies risk factors for neuropsychiatric conditions after concussion. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 30, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Head trauma: a significant public health concern among young men in Botswana. Etiology referral patterns and opportunities for interventions - Cox M, Becker T, Motsumi M.
This study aims to present and discuss acute Head Injury (HI) presentations including etiology, referral patterns and disposition in patients presenting to a major referral hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. Cross-sectional, retrospective data collection from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mental health disorders common following mild head injury
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) A new study reveals that approximately 1 in 5 individuals may experience mental health symptoms up to six months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), suggesting the importance of follow-up care for these patients. Scientists also identified factors that may increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or major depressive disorder following mild mTBI or concussion through analysis of the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study cohort. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The frequency and the diagnosis of pituitary dysfunction after traumatic brain injury - Glynn N, Agha A.
PURPOSE: Clinical research studies over the last 15  years have reported a significant burden of hypopituitarism in survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, debate still exists about the true prevalence of hypopituitarism after head injury. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fractures, head injuries common in e-scooter collisions, according to UCLA research
UCLA researchers have found that people involved in electric scooter accidents are sometimes injured badly enough — from fractures, dislocated joints and head injuries — to require treatment in an emergency department.The researchers examined data from 249 people who were treated at the emergency departments of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center between Sept. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018. The study found that about one-third of them arrived by ambulance, an indication of the severity of their injuries.West Los Angeles is the epicenter of the electric scooter phenomenon &mdash...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Delayed presentations to emergency departments of children with head injury: a PREDICT study - Borland ML, Dalziel SR, Phillips N, Lyttle MD, Bressan S, Oakley E, Hearps SJC, Kochar A, Furyk J, Cheek JA, Neutze J, Gilhotra Y, Dalton S, Babl FE.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Existing clinical decision rules guide management for head-injured children presenting 24 hours or sooner after injury, even though some may present greater than 24 hours afterward. We seek to determine the prevalence of traumatic brain in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Triage of mild head-injured intoxicated patients could be aided by use of an electroencephalogram-based biomarker - Michelson E, Huff JS, Garrett J, Naunheim R.
OBJECTIVE: Drug and alcohol (DA)-related emergency department (ED) visits represent an increasing fraction the head-injured population seen in the ED. Such patients present a challenge to the evaluation of head injury and determination of need for computed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The lifetime prevalence of hospitalised head injury in Scottish prisons: A population study - McMillan TM, Graham L, Pell JP, McConnachie A, Mackay DF.
BACKGROUND: There is mounting evidence that associates brain injury and offending behaviour, and there is a need to understand the epidemiology of head injury in prisoners in order to plan interventions to reduce associated disability and risk of reoffendi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

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. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Intact mast cell content during mild head injury is required for development of latent pain sensitization: implications for mechanisms underlying post-traumatic headache - Bree D, Levy D.
Post-traumatic headache (PTH) is one of the most common, debilitating and difficult symptoms to manage after a traumatic head injury. While the mechanisms underlying PTH remain elusive, recent studies in rodent models suggest the potential involvement of c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic penetrating brain injury - Solumsmoen S, Lilja-Cyron A, Buch KF, Kelsen J.
Penetrating brain injury is a severe form of traumatic brain injury. It is significantly less prevalent than closed head injury but carries a much worse prognosis. The experience with traumatic penetrating brain injury in Denmark is limited. The most commo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Baby Rescued Nearly 36 Hours after Apartment Explosion and Collapse in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — Laboring through sub-freezing temperatures, Russian rescue workers were digging into a sprawling heap of jagged rubble from a collapsed apartment building when one heard the faintest sound. It was the sound of life. On Tuesday, to everyone's delight and surprise, they pulled a baby boy out of the rubble alive, nearly 36 hours after the disaster that blew apart his home. His father called it "a New Year's miracle." Photos: Rescue at Russian Apartment Explosion The building collapse in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk before dawn Monday has killed at least nine people so far, and officials say 3...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Impact of the SIGN head injury guidelines and NHS 4-hour emergency target on hospital admissions for head injury in Scotland: an interrupted times series - Marincowitz C, Lecky FE, Morris E, Allgar V, Sheldon TA.
OBJECTIVES: Head injury is a common reason for emergency department (ED) attendance. Around 1% of patients have life-threatening injuries, while 80% of patients are discharged. National guidelines (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)) were i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

International Classification of Diseases-based audit of the injury database to understand the injury distribution in patients who have sustained a head injury (International Classification of Diseases Codes: S00-S09) - Singh M, Pal R, Yarasani P, Bhandarkar P, Munivenkatappa A, Agrawal A.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and disability globally. METHODS for a reliable prediction of outcomes on the admission of TBI cases are of great clinical relevance to stakeholders. OBJ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Audit of paediatric head injury in University Hospital Kerry - May K, Roux J, Phelan M, Soler Lopez R, O ’Sullivan J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Association between conventional bicycle helmet use and facial injuries after bicycle crashes - Benjamin T, Hills NK, Knott PD, Murr AH, Seth R.
IMPORTANCE: Bicycling is an increasingly common activity in the United States that is often associated with fall injuries to the head and face. Although helmets lessen head injury, their role in reducing facial injuries is less clear; therefore, it is impo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rescuers Meet Woman Saved in Car Crash Two Years Later
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. – Marenna Ward’s life changed on Aug. 6, 2016, when she was involved in a catastrophic motor vehicle crash that left her with a permanent traumatic brain injury (TBI). A little more than two years later, she met and thanked the first responders from Paramedics Plus and Livermore/Pleasanton, Tracy and Alameda Fire Departments who saved her life. On Aug. 6, Ward was traveling with her mother and sister to San Francisco Airport to catch a flight to Germany when a 4-foot solid I-beam detached from a work truck on Interstate 580 as they traveled over the Altamont Pass. The vehicle in front of War...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paramedics Plus (press release) Tags: Trauma Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Rescuers Meet Woman Saved in Car Crash Two Years Later
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. – Marenna Ward’s life changed on Aug. 6, 2016, when she was involved in a catastrophic motor vehicle crash that left her with a permanent traumatic brain injury (TBI). A little more than two years later, she met and thanked the first responders from Paramedics Plus and Livermore/Pleasanton, Tracy and Alameda Fire Departments who saved her life. On Aug. 6, Ward was traveling with her mother and sister to San Francisco Airport to catch a flight to Germany when a 4-foot solid I-beam detached from a work truck on Interstate 580 as they traveled over the Altamont Pass. The vehicle in front of War...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paramedics Plus (press release) Tags: Trauma Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Paediatric intentional head injuries in the emergency department: a multicentre prospective cohort study - Babl FE, Pfeiffer H, Dalziel SR, Oakley E, Anderson V, Borland ML, Phillips N, Kochar A, Dalton S, Cheek JA, Gilhotra Y, Furyk J, Neutze J, Lyttle MD, Bressan S, Donath S, Hearps SJ, Crowe L.
OBJECTIVE: Although there is a large body of research on head injury (HI) inflicted by caregivers in young children, little is known about intentional HI in older children and inflicted HI by perpetrators other than carers. Therefore, we set out to describ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

To what extent are GCS and AVPU equivalent to each other when assessing the level of consciousness of children with head injury? A cross-sectional study of UK hospital admissions - Nuttall AG, Paton KM, Kemp AM.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate utility and equivalence of Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the Alert, Voice, Pain, Unresponsive (AVPU) scale in children with head injury. DESIGN: Cross sectional study. SETTING: UK hospital admissions: September 2009-February 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

To scan or not to scan: overutilization of computed tomography for minor head injury at  a pediatric trauma center - Kauffman JD, Litz CN, Thiel SA, Nguyen ATH, Carey A, Danielson PD, Chandler NM.
BACKGROUND: Degree of compliance with Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) recommendations for radiographic evaluation following minor head injury in children is not well understood. The aim of this study was to assess PECARN complian... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Head injury burden in a major referral hospital emergency centre in Botswana - Cox M, Becker TD, Motsumi M.
This study describes the demographics, aetiology, emergency centre diagnosis and severity indicators of patients with head injuries presenting to the largest referral hospital emergency centre in Botswana. METHODS: Cross-sectional ret... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A cost-effectiveness analysis comparing clinical decision rules PECARN, CATCH, and CHALICE with usual care for the management of pediatric head injury - Dalziel K, Cheek JA, Fanning L, Borland ML, Phillips N, Kochar A, Dalton S, Furyk J, Neutze J, Dalziel SR, Lyttle MD, Bressan S, Donath S, Molesworth C, Hearps SJC, Oakley E, Babl FE.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the cost-effectiveness of 3 clinical decision rules in comparison to Australian and New Zealand usual care: the Children's Head Injury Algorithm for the Prediction of Important Clinical Events (CHALICE), the Pediatric Emergenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Recent advances in pediatric concussion and mild traumatic brain injury - Almeida AA, Lorincz MT, Hashikawa AN.
Concussions after a head injury among children continues to be a substantial public health concern. An increasing number of concussions are being managed initially by primary care physicians. The diagnosis of concussion remains a clinical diagnosis despite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Clinical profile and autopsy findings in fatal head injuries - Alexis RJ, Jagdish S, Sukumar S, Pandit VR, Palnivel C, Antony MJ.
This study aims to correlate the autopsy findings with the clinical picture and imaging report in fatal head injury patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A descriptive study conducted at tertiary care hospital in South India from July 2015 to December 2016.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Extreme control and instability: insight into head injury from intimate partner violence - St Ivany A, Kools S, Sharps P, Bullock L.
AIM: The aim of this study was to understand the social context of the lives of women who experienced a head injury from intimate partner violence. BACKGROUND: Sixty percent to 92% of survivors of intimate partner violence receive head trauma durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection Software Receives FDA Clearance
“AI and machine learning are going to transform healthcare, as they have virtually every other industry they have touched,” said Gene Saragnese, chairman and CEO of MaxQ AI in an interview with MD+DI. “Our world is surrounded by algorithms that present information, but one place it’s been lacking is healthcare.” MaxQ AI is doing its best to remedy that deficiency, starting with software that can detect intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The company’s recently FDA-cleared Accipio Ix is used with noncontrast co...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Is initial optic nerve sheath diameter prognostic of specific head injury in emergency departments? - Sonmez BM, Temel E, Iscanli MD, Y ılmaz F, Gülöksüz U, Parlak S, Uckun OM.
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments (EDs) are typically the first medical contact for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and early diagnosis and treatment of intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with neurotrauma primarily falls under the liability... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

10 Questions for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Sports analyst and retired race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about his family, health, new memoir, and how he dealt with his 2012 crash and head injury. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal closed head injuries following maternal motor vehicle accident: a clinicopathologic case report - Nishida N, Ina S, Hata Y, Nakanishi Y, Ishizawa S, Futatani T.
RATIONALE: The clinicopathologic appearance of fetal closed head injury (FCHI) due to a maternal motor vehicle accident has not been fully investigated because of its extreme rarity. PATIENTS CONCERN: A 22-year-old woman at 31 weeks of gestation was riding... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The utility of the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool in hospitalized traumatic brain injury patients - Sargeant M, Sykes E, Saviour M, Sawhney A, Calzolari E, Arthur J, McGoldrick A, Seemungal BM.
The Sports Concussion Assessment Tool 3rd version is a sports screening tool that is often used to support return to play decisions following a head injury. The Sports Concussion Assessment Tool 3rd version is presumed to identify brain dysfunction (implyi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Head Injury Tied to Long-term Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk Head Injury Tied to Long-term Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk
Patients with a history of one or more head injuries may be at risk for greater cognitive decline and incident dementia than those without injury, notes new research with 20 years of follow-up data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news