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
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.
The current issue of the USBIA Newsletter is now available for download!
USBIA announced today that it is endorsing the upcoming International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) 10th World Congress. The World Congress is meeting March 19-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA. USBIA members can register for this important meeting at the reduced rate that is afforded IBIA members. More information about the World
USIBA participated in One Voice Coalition, a collaboration with other national brain injury organizations to develop a federal position paper describing the unmet needs of people with brain injury. Download the report here.
The United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA), in preparation for several meetings with the congressional staff working on the reauthorization of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act, conducted a needs assessment of its 20 state member organizations in February, 2013 to identify the most pressing needs faced by people with brain injury and their caregivers.
A new brain imaging study makes a pretty compelling case for not talking on the phone while driving — even if you’re using a hands-free headset. Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital found that if a driver talks on the phone while making a left turn, even when it’s on a hands-free device, there is decreased activation in