Topics Discussed: brain injuries; craniocerebral trauma; glasgow coma scale.
Sections: Pathogenesis, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, Treatment, References.
Excerpt:"Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults.1,2 Unintentional injuries (ie, car accidents and falls) are the leading cause of death for children 1 to 14 years of age.3 Among such injuries, TBI is a leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality.4 Furthermore, despite modern automobile design and injury prevention campaigns, important causes of TBI have increased in recent years.5 In addition to unintentional injuries, child abuse remains a significant problem and constitutes the leading cause of serious head injury in infants.6 With nearly half a million children affected each year, TBI is a serious public health problem.7..."
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