Traumatic brain injuries among children and teens in the United States are most often associated with everyday
About 72% of traumatic brain injury-related emergency department visits among children are attributable to consumer products, found the study published in the journal Brain Injury on Monday.
The study found that the top 10 contributing to non-fatal traumatic brain injuries in
Traumatic brain injury or TBI occurs when a sudden trauma occurs.
4.1 million non-traumatic brain tumors injuries in children and adolescents in the United States between 2010 and 2013. The data came from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program.
TBIs in children were related to sports and recreation, which was 28.8% of injuries; home furnishings and fixtures, tied to 17.2% of injuries; home structures and construction materials, tied to 17.1% of injuries; child nursery equipment, tied to 2.7% of injuries, and toys, tied to 2.4%, among other products.
"Uneven flooring and prefabricated stairs often contribute to cases. Slipping, tripping and falling are very common. Some cases of serious head injury, "said Bina Ali, a research scientist at Maryland's Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.
Traumatic brain injuries from home furnishings and fixtures, were highest among infants and children up to 4 years old. Traumatic brain injuries from sports and recreation – especially football, bicycles and basketball – were among children's ages 5 to 19.
"The findings were not very surprising. Infants and younger children are often indoors, so we see that the leading causes of their head injuries are home furnishings and fixtures, "Ali said.
infants, "she said. "Car seats are effective in injuries when used properly in cars. However, sometimes car seats are used outside the car as baby carriers.
For instance, they said a car seat could be placed on a table or countertop where there is a risk of falling and injuring the infant.
TBI in children around the home, including removing tripping hazards such as area rugs ; improving lighting; avoiding hard surface playgrounds; increasing the use of home safety devices such as stair gates;
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CCP)
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 19659004] The guidelines include avoiding routine conduction tests on children who have mild TBIs, using age-appropriate symptom scales to diagnose concussions, assessing risk factors to return to non-sports activities after two or three days of rest.