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Traumatic brain injury
A recent study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that ADHD medications do reduce the risk of unintentional injury (and specifically traumatic brain injury) in both children and adolescents, and in both boys and girls. Here's what you need to know.
A recent study examined contributing consumer products/activities associated with non-fatal traumatic brain injuries in different age groups of children.
This post highlights recent CIRP publications since April 24, 2018.
Read more for a round-up of newsworthy articles about child injury prevention from the past month.
This post highlights recent CIRP publications, since October 4, 2017.
Caring for or working with a family of young children? Let's discuss a new study that examines the rates and pattern of nursery product-related injuries in young children.
Read more about a recent study exploring the rates and patterns of injury from strollers and infant carriers.
The duct tape challenge, where someone is wrapped in duct tape and challenged to break free within a certain period of time, is the latest social media trend, with certain youtube videos garnering up to over 2 million views. However, the recent serious injuries of a teen who participated in this challenge reminds us that it's important for clinicians, parents, and teachers to understand why teens are attracted to fads like these, and what we should do about them.
I recently co-authored a study that identified certain groups of children with poor quality of life outcomes after suffering a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Children from low-income families, with Medicaid insurance, with less educated parents, or of Hispanic ethnicity were more likely to have poor outcomes at follow-up when compared to other children.