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Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology:
doi: 10.1097/ACO.0b013e3283303884
Neuroanaesthesia: Edited by Arthur Lam

What is new in pediatric traumatic brain injury?

Sookplung, Pimwana; Vavilala, Monica Sb

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Abstract

Purpose of review: Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this review is to discuss emerging concepts and to provide an update on the clinical evaluation, management, and predictors of outcome after pediatric TBI.

Recent findings: We review the epidemiology, patterns of injury, and pathophysiology of pediatric TBI and focus on selective ‘hot topics’ such as biomarkers, glucose control, and the potential benefits of hypothermia after pediatric TBI.

Summary: As TBI is the leading cause of death in children, research in this area is needed to advance our knowledge of the sequelae after and improve outcomes of children with TBI.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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