Brain injuries among infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

  title={Brain injuries among infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.},
  author={Jess F. Kraus and Amy Rock and P Hemyari},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  volume={144 6},
Blunt and penetrating force injuries to the brain constitute an enormous public health problem. If a child or young adult survives a moderate or severe brain injury, there is a strong likelihood of a lifetime of physical and mental impairment as well as tremendous economic and social impact on the family. The magnitude of this problem has only been recently appreciated, yet many questions on the causes and short- or long-term outcomes remain unanswered. One conclusion is clear: prevention is… CONTINUE READING

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