Linda Rothman

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BACKGROUND Body checking is the predominant mechanism of youth ice hockey injuries. The Canadian Hockey Association has allowed body checking from ages 12 to 13 (peewee level) and up. One Canadian province (Ontario) introduced body checking at ages 10 to 11 (atom level) in the competitive leagues, whereas in Quebec body checking has only been allowed at(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the proportion of children living within walking distance who walk to school in Toronto, Canada and identify built and social environmental correlates of walking. METHODS Observational counts of school travel mode were done in 2011, at 118 elementary schools. Built environment data were obtained from municipal sources and school(More)
BACKGROUND The burden of childhood injury is often described using vital statistics for mortality and hospital admissions as a measure of morbidity. Hospital admissions, however, reflect the process of care and do not directly measure children's functional disability. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of mechanism of injury on the(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to describe the injury mechanisms of children involved in side-impact car crashes, particularly as these relate to seating position, and to estimate the danger of the near-side seating position. METHODS A prospective two-center study of children involved in severe car crashes in Canada was conducted as well as a retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the differences in Canadian national estimates of correct child restraint use obtained using the standard roadside observation method compared to a detailed parking lot interview. DESIGN A multi-stage stratified survey design was used to conduct roadside observational and interview data collection at 182 randomly selected sites across(More)
OBJECTIVES Initiatives to increase active school transportation are popular. However, increased walking to school could increase collision risk. The built environment is related to both pedestrian collision risk and walking to school. We examined the influence of the built environment on walking to school and child pedestrian collisions in Toronto, Canada.(More)
Paralysis of the tongue due to isolated bilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy is a rare occurrence. Due to a trauma the cause in our case may have been a traction injury to both hypoglossal nerves at the base of skull. In some cases a contributing factor may be malformation of the skull base. Most cases have a good prognosis for recovery.