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head trauma

Injury to the head, esp. to the scalp and cranium, that may be limited to soft tissue damage or may include the cranial bones and the brain.
See also: trauma
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Our series showed RTA as a major cause of head trauma which is consistent with studies from Ghana and Nigeria29,30.
We also assessed the potential effect of seasons on the occurrence of stroke, head trauma and brain tumors found on CT scans, expressed in monthly intervals.
The most dangerous form of head trauma is TBI which results due to a blow to the head that could make the person's physical, cognitive and emotional behaviours irregular.
Abusive head trauma (AHT) is a serious form of physical abuse which occurs as a result of strong shaking by the caregiver who aims to stop the infant's crying accompanied by intracranial and retinal hemorrhages (1, 2).
Of these, 133 children had nonabusive head trauma and 65 children had abusive head trauma, confirmed based on a case conference or court proceedings, admission by a perpetrator, report of an independent witness, or adherence to criteria with a multidisciplinary assessment.
A physician should evaluate all significant blunt head trauma, especially if the child has neurological symptoms other than a headache.
Conclusion: CT scan is done in minor head trauma although results are often normal.
1) Minor head trauma is a rare cause of childhood ischemic stroke and accounts for less than two percent of all the cases.
The study found no difference in any brain scan measures among the people without memory and thinking impairments, whether or not they had head trauma.
The Defense Department has similar tools to screen for brain injury for troops who are exposed to head trauma from roadside bombs.
Abusive head trauma quick reference; for health care professionals, social services, and law enforcement.
A homeless man who suffered head trauma in a brutal attack last week was doing better at a Eugene hospital Friday.