Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in 2012

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in 2012

The Year with New Guidelines and Common Data Elements

Michael J. Bell, MDcorrespondencePress enter key for correspondence informationemailPress enter key to Email the author, Patrick M. Kochanek, MD

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains the leading cause of death of children in the developing world. In 2012, several international efforts were completed to aid clinicians and researchers in advancing the field of pediatric TBI. The second edition of the Guidelines for the Medical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants, Children and Adolescents updated those published in 2003. This article highlights the processes involved in developing the Guidelines, contrasts the new guidelines with the previous edition, and delineates new research efforts needed to advance knowledge. The impact of common data elements within these potential new research fields is reviewed.

Keywords:

Pediatric TBI guidelines, Pediatric TBI common data elements, Evidenced-based medicine, Children, Severe traumatic brain injury
Read more: http://www.criticalcare.theclinics.com/article/S0749-0704(12)00102-9/abstract

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