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JAMA Pediatrics Abstract
Approximately one in four children hospitalized after mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) develop secondary attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows.
Beanie Wells speaks out about brain changes
This hits close to home in Buckeye Nation.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is a significant public health problem in the United States. A traumatic brain injury disrupts the normal function of the brain, and can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a related injury.
CDC recently released a Report to Congress on The Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, which details the impact a TBI can have on children and their families. The report also:
- Identifies gaps in care
- Provides opportunities for action to reduce the gaps, and
- Highlights key policy strategies to address the short and long-term consequences of a TBI.
See the link below for access to the report AND other great resources.
CDC Report to Congress on the Management of TBI in Children
Popular Science | Oct 26, 2017
A new study shows that even when young hockey players who suffer concussions appear fully recovered, and doctors and trainers return them to the ice, scans still show abnormalities in the brain. The findings were published today in the journal Neurology, and add to a growing number of studies showing that neurological changes linger even after clinical symptoms of a concussion clear up. Athletes may appear back to normal on a battery of cognitive and physical tests, but not on an MRI scan.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2017
Most children who experience a blow to the head that leads to concussion recover well, within a week to two, says Robert Cantu, M.D., clinical professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Boston University Medical School and co-founder of its CTE Center. But what’s the appropriate concussion treatment? Here’s what experts advise if your child or teenager sustains a concussion while playing contact sports such as tackle football, soccer, or hockey.