Repeat traumatic brain injury in the juvenile rat is associated with increased axonal injury and cognitive impairments.

@article{Prins2010RepeatTB,
  title={Repeat traumatic brain injury in the juvenile rat is associated with increased axonal injury and cognitive impairments.},
  author={Mayumi L Prins and Ann Hales and Meghan Reger and Christopher C. Giza and David A. Hovda},
  journal={Developmental neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 5-6},
  pages={510-8}
}
Among the enormous population of head-injured children and young adults are a growing subpopulation who experience repeat traumatic brain injury (RTBI). The most common cause of RTBI in this age group is sports-related concussions, and athletes who have experienced a head injury are at greater risk for subsequent TBI, with consequent long-term cognitive dysfunction. While several animal models have been proposed to study RTBI, they have been shown to either produce injuries too severe, were… CONTINUE READING

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