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, Insomnia, and the Eyes

Approximately 30% of patients with significant head trauma will complain of a significant disruption of sleep. In more significant brain injuries, doctors are often concerned with increased sleeping and altered levels of consciousness. This blog is focused on mild TBI and its interruption of normal sleep patterns- essentially, the lack of a good night’s sleep… Continue Reading


Glasgow Coma scale and TBI

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was created in 1974 by academics Bryan Jennet and Graham Teasdale to evaluate coma and impaired consciousness in an emergency setting. The scale employs three clinical findings: eye response, motor (muscle) response and verbal response. Scores ranged from 3 (deep coma) to 15 (fully aware). The desire was to create… Continue Reading


Neuropsychologists and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

As I have discussed in previous blogs, there is often no definitive test to detect a traumatic brain injury (TBI). CT scans and MRI scans are extremely insensitive to detecting brain injuries unless those injuries are severe. Glasgow coma scales which are used to assess a patient’s awareness in the emergency room immediately after accident… Continue Reading


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Children

This week the The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a detailed report to Congress describing the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on children. This blog has been committed to providing the latest news on a very hot topic. The public is paying attention, and Congress wanted answers. The news is not good. Children… Continue Reading


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