Tag: Brain Trauma Foundation

  • Concussions in children

    Football season is upon us again, so it’s time to think about sports injuries. We frequently have children admitted to the PICU (or to what we call the intermediate or step-down unit) for observation, typically overnight, who have struck their head. They have had concussions. What is a concussion, and what does it mean for…

  • More teenagers with preventable brain injuries

    I’ve written before about traumatic brain injuries in children. These sorts of injuries are frustratingly common — I’ve just seen several new ones. Although we’ll never eliminate them, there are many ways to reduce both their number and the severity of those that do occur. These ways are well known and extremely low-tech. Since car…

  • Traumatic brain injury in children

    Most children with significant brain injury spend time in a PICU. Like most experienced pediatric intensivists, I have seen hundreds of these children over the years, with dozens at least in the severe category. In one sense the term “traumatic brain injury” has limited usefulness because it covers such a wide range of injuries, from…