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Traumatic Brain Injury – Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

The highest rates of TBI are observed in older adults (≥75 years; 2,232 per 100,000 population), very young (0 to 4 years; 1591 per 100,000), and young adults (15 to 24 years; 1081 per 100,000). The mortality rate for TBI is 30 per 100,000, or an estimated 50,000 deaths in the U.S. annually.

STATEMENT of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the ...

for Health Statistics, traumatic injury — both intentional and unintentional — is the leading cause of death in the first four decades of life (ages one to 44).1 Additionally, traumatic injuries are a significant driver of health care costs. Total estimated lifetime medical and work loss costs associated with fatal and nonfatal

A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Sports-related Head Injury

There are an estimated 1.7 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries each year in the United States, according to the CDC, of which 10 percent arise due to sports and recreational activities. Amongst American children and adolescents, sports and recreational activities contribute to over 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries.

Neurosurgical Treatment for Gunshot Wound Head Trauma

Gunshot wounds to the head are the cause of an estimated 35% of all deaths attributed to TBI. Gunshot wounds to the head are fatal about 90% of the time, with many victims dying before arriving to the hospital. For victims who survive the initial trauma, about 50% die in the emergency room.

Concussion – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Safety Guidelines

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance report of traumatic brain injuries, about 2.87 million TBI-related ED visits, hospitalizations and deaths occurred in the United States in 2014. Each year, more than 800,000 children are treated for TBI at emergency departments in the U.S.

National Academies of Sciences Releases TBI Report

The National Academies of Sciences (NAS) recently released a new report, “Traumatic Brain Injury: A Roadmap for Accelerating Progress.” The report examines the current landscape of traumatic brain injury (TBI) care and research and identifies gaps and opportunities to accelerate progress and improve care for those affected by TBI.

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Trauma care injuries, whether accidental or intentional, account for more deaths — approximately 10,000 annually — among infants, children and adolescents than all other causes combined — including infectious diseases, cancer and congenital defects.1 The leading contributor causing death and disability is traumatic brain injury (TBI), and as Fig...

STATEMENT of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the ...

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) — a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the brain’s normal function — is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S. From 2006 to 2014, the number of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths increased by 53%.

Neurosurgery Awareness Month - American Association of Neurological ...

Neurosurgery Awareness Month The goal of #NeurosurgeryAwarenessMonth is to bring neurological conditions to the forefront and share knowledge that will enlighten the public to what it means to live with and be treated for these conditions. Sports-related Head Injury Explained by a Neurosurgeon