Problem/Condition: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has short- and long-term adverse clinical outcomes, including death and disability. TBI can be caused by a number of principal mechanisms, including motor-vehicle crashes, falls, and assaults. This report describes the estimated incidence of TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths during 2013 and makes comparisons to similar estimates
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) will host several listening sessions across the country to help inform future funding priorities and strategic direction. Public meetings will be held Oct. 14th and 28th, Nov. 1st and 18th, and Dec. 5th.
According to the CDC, an estimated 248,418 children aged 19 or younger were treated in U.S. emergency departments for sports and recreation related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or traumatic brain injury.
Dysfunctional behaviors can be the most debilitating consequence of TBI, dramatically impacting family, social, and vocational relationships. Estimates of behavioral challenges among children with TBI range from 35% to 70%. Estimates among adults range from 25% to 61%.
To understand the causes of TBI, the Children’s Safety Network (CSN) explored emergency department (ED) treated TBIs among 0 through 19 year olds in terms of intent, activity, and object involved.
With the five-year anniversary of my traumatic brain injury on the horizon, I have gained one thing that I was not capable of having early on—I have gained a perspective that comes with time. For more information, click here.
This webinar, sponsored by the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA), is a 75 minute presentation designed to introduce individuals and program staff to TBI. The presentation will provide an overview of TBI, incidence, symptoms, treatment and state/federal programs and policies which address the needs. The webinar is free and is available on
Jun 03, 2015 Information is scant concerning enduring brain injury effects of participation in the contact sport of Rugby Union (hereafter rugby) on early adolescents. The objective was prospectively to investigate differences between young adolescent male rugby players and non-contact sports controls on neurocognitive test performance over three years and academic achievement over six years.
May 20, 2015 All 50 states and the District of Columbia now have some form of youth sports-related TBI law. All of the state laws contain provisions about returning an athlete to the playing field, but very few state laws address returning to academics after concussion. This issue brief examines the health risks associated with