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.
New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights a substantial gap in how the United States currently estimates the nation’s burden of pediatric concussions. Among 0- to 17-year-olds who have a CHOP primary care physician and were diagnosed with a concussion within CHOP’s regional
Although emergency department physicians care for a large number of patients with sports-related concussion (SRC), little is known about their knowledge of SRC and return to play (RTP) guidelines. The authors conducted a 32-question cross-sectional Internet survey to evaluate knowledge of SRC and practice patterns with RTP strategies used by emergency department physicians in Washington
Concussion is increasingly recognized as a risk of participation in contact and collision sports. There have been few examinations of athletes’ perceptions of their susceptibility to concussion or concussion-related health consequences. We examine college football players’ perceptions of their risk of sustaining a concussion and concussion-related health consequences in their future, whether these perceptions change over
Concussion injuries have been highlighted to the American public through media and research. While recent studies have shown increased traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) diagnosed in emergency departments across the United States, no studies have evaluated trends in concussion diagnoses across the general US population in various age groups. For more information, click here.
The leadership of USBIA is thrilled to welcome the State of Nebraska as the newest member of the Alliance! The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE) is devoted to creating a better future for all Nebraskans through brain injury prevention, education, support, and advocacy.
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Kessler Foundation is one of the leading rehabilitation research centers in the world. We want to improve the state of care for traumatic brain injury, and we need your help. We’re seeking volunteer research participants who are interested in new treatments for cognitive and functional problems after TBI.
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%.
Injury-associated deaths have substantial economic consequences. In 2013, unintentional injury was the fourth leading cause of death, suicide was the tenth, and homicide was the sixteenth; these three causes accounted for approximately 187,000 deaths in the United States (1). To assess the economic impact of fatal injuries, CDC analyzed death data from the National Vital