Traumatic brain injury in sports a focus of annual meeting


REPORT FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY (AAN) ANNUAL MEETING, PHILADELPHIA PA, APRIL 26-MAY 3, 2014 – There has been a growing recognition in the U.S. of the problem of sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI), notably in children and adolescents. An analysis of the U.S. National Electronic Injury Surveillance database found  that the incidence of TBI-related Emergency Department visits increased 62% over a 10-year period, with 248,418 visits recorded in 2009 (Gilchrist J. MMR Weekly 2011;60:1337-1342). The estimated incidence of TBI visits was 298 per 100,000 population.

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