Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Traumatic brain injury

Reducing Unintentional Injuries in Children and Teens with ADHD

October 17, 2019
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.

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Recent CIRP Publications - August 2018

August 14, 2018
This post highlights recent CIRP publications since April 24, 2018.

ICYMI July 2018--Soccer's Rise & Overuse Injuries, Smartphones & Teens, Emotional Trauma of Border Separations...and More!

July 31, 2018
Read more for a round-up of newsworthy articles about child injury prevention from the past month.

Recent CIRP Publications- April 2018

April 24, 2018
This post highlights recent CIRP publications, since October 4, 2017.

Nursery Products and Injury

March 29, 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.

Duct Tape Challenge: The Latest Dangerous Fad

January 28, 2016
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.

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The Knockout Game Is No Myth

February 10, 2014

I recently co-authored a letter that was published in the Lancet with my colleague, Joel Fein, MD, who directs the Violence Intervention Program in the Emergency Department at CHOP, to help raise awareness of a dangerous trend.

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Poor Quality of Life for Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

December 17, 2013
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.

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