Tag: brain injury

1. Extremely preterm infants born in non-tertiary hospitals in England had an increased risk of death, and transfer in the first 48 hours postnatally was associated with increased risk of severe brain injury relative to infants born in tertiary neonatal care. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Extremely preterm infants born at...
1. Based on this secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study, certain clinical features, including lower GCS score, and head CT findings, including midline shift, depressed skull fracture and epidural hematoma, were predictive of need for intensive care unit (ICU) in children with mild traumatic brain injury and intracranial...
1. Athletes who continued play after sustaining concussions experienced longer recovery times than those who were removed. 2. Athletes removed from play exhibited improved neurocognitive function and fewer symptoms in the days and weeks following their concussions. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Athletes, especially those participating in contact sports, are...
 Image: PD 1. Service members who had multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) were at greater suicide risk than those who had zero or one TBI. 2.  Among service members with multiple TBIs, there was a positive relationship between depression severity and suicide risk. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Fair) Study Rundown: This study found...
Image: PD/CDC 1. Extremely preterm infants assigned to a lower target oxygenation range of 85% to 89%, compared to 91% to 95%, showed no increased death or disability at 18 months.  2. Extremely premature infants in the lower target oxygenation cohort also did not have increased retinopathy of prematurity or brain...