Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Children

Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have been previously discussed in the pediatric age group. There is special consideration that must be given to infants and toddlers (age 0-3 years). This is an extremely vulnerable population. Falls, automobile accidents and child abuse are major causes of head injury in young children. Young children with head… Continue Reading

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Children

September 4, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics (Journal of the American Medical Association, Pediatrics) publishes new guidelines on evaluation of mild traumatic brain injury in children. One purpose of this blog is to provide up-to-date expert information on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The reader of this blog can refer directly to this material as it appears on-line,… Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Parkinson’s Disease

There has been much discussion of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and its association with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Alzheimer’s, and dementia. Most of this material has been covered in previous blogs. The evidence on Parkinson’s Disease has been less clear but a recent study headed by researchers from U.C. San… Continue Reading

Potential Blood Test Identifies Concussion

An April 20 research article out of the University of California, Irvine in collaboration with other major universities has identified a panel of 6 plasma blood test markers to help diagnose acute concussion. One purpose of this blog is to provide up-to-date scientific information on traumatic brain injury (TBI), to the general public in a… Continue Reading

Diffuse Tensor imaging and TBI

I have previously discussed the role of standard CT scans and MRI scans of the brain. Both methods are highly insensitive in detecting brain injury from concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI). They will only detect bleeding in the brain, and this is only present in a small percentage of cases of brain injury. A… Continue Reading

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