Improving the Care of Young Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: CDC’s Evidence-Based Pediatric Mild TBI Guideline

Authored by: Kelly Sarmiento , Angela Lumba-Brown , Matt J. Breiding , Wayne Gordon , David Paulk , Kenneth Vitale , David Sleet

Lifestyle Medicine

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138708846
eBook ISBN: 9781315201108
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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by a blunt force or direct blow to the head or elsewhere in the body, with an impulsive transmission to the brain resulting in acceleration/deceleration, translational, rotational, and/or angular forces. Mild TBI triggers a complex pathophysiological cascade involving ionic and neurometabolic changes and microstructural axonal dysfunction, resulting in somatic symptoms, cognitive and sleep impairment, and behavioral changes.

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