Experts issue new treatment guidelines for traumatic brain injury in children

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Currently in the US, more than 600,000 children per year are treated in emergency departments following TBI. The condition, which is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head disrupts normal brain function and survivors often suffer from long-term health problems such as learning difficulties and seizures. Severe TBI also causes about 7,000 deaths per year among children.

Now, new guidelines published in the journal Pediatric Critical Care Medicine include eight new or revised recommendations for healthcare providers that advise on procedures such as intracranial monitoring and hypertonic saline administration to bring down brain swelling. A summary of the guidelines is also available in the journal Neurosurgery.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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