Neurorestore: A Swiss initiative aimed at restoring lost neurological function
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) The Defitech Foundation has teamed up with EPFL, CHUV and UNIL to widen access to the groundbreaking neurotechnology developed under the 2018 STIMO study, which allowed paraplegic patients to walk again. Their aim is also to develop new neurosurgical treatments for people suffering from Parkinson's disease or from neurological disorders following a head injury or stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thresholds for the assessment of inflicted head injury by shaking trauma in infants: a systematic review - Schiks LAH, Dankelman J, Loeve AJ.
In order to investigate potential causal relations between the shaking of infants and injuries, biomechanical studies compare brain and skull dynamic behavior during shaking to injury thresholds. However, performing shaking tolerance research on infants, e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Imaging and admission practices in paediatric head injury across emergency departments in Australia and New Zealand: a PREDICT study - Phillips N, Dalziel SR, Borland ML, Dalton S, Lyttle MD, Bressan S, Oakley E, Hearps SJ, Kochar A, Furyk J, Cheek JA, Gilhotra Y, Neutze J, Babl FE.
OBJECTIVES: Variation in the management of paediatric head injury has been identified worldwide. This prospective study describes imaging and admission practices of children presenting with head injury across 10 hospital EDs in Australia and New Zealand. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The gift of healthcare for children
Abdul was just 13 when he arrived in the UK in the back of a lorry. He escaped war in Afghanistan: his father and brother were killed by the Taliban, and Abdul was next.  When Abdul came to us, he still didn’t know the outcome of his asylum application. He’d been living in the streets for four years and was struggling to find his feet in the UK: nightmares, flashbacks, and unimaginable stress.  It is incredibly scary and traumatic to be so far away from home at such a young age. Abdul was so scared of his surroundings that it took him a long time to open up. When he fell from a bench in the park whilst asleep, Abdul ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

A patient-focused information design intervention to support the minor traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) choosing wisely Canada recommendation - Dowling S, Hair H, Boudreau D, Grigat D, Rice C, Born KB, VandenBerg S.
Introduction The first Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) recommendation for Emergency Medicine states: "Don't order CT head scans in adults and children who have suffered minor head injuries (unless positive for a validated head injury clinical decision rule)".... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news