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Int J Dev Neurosci. 2012 May;30(3):185-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2011.05.009. Epub 2011 May 27.

Repeat traumatic brain injury in the developing brain.

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  • 1UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, United States. mprins@mednet.ucla.edu

Abstract

The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are 1.7 million brain injuries in the US each year with 51% of these injuries occurring during periods of cerebral development. Among this population there is a growing population of individuals with repeat traumatic brain injury (RTBI). While the exact incidence is unknown, estimates range from 5.6 to 36% of the TBI population. This review summarizes the clinical problems/challenges and experimental research models that currently exist. It is intended to reveal the critical areas that need to be addressed so that age-relevant clinical management guidelines can be established to protect this population.

Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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