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Serious injury risk higher for horse riding than for football, motor racing, or skiing – “Chest most common site of injury, but head and neck injuries most lethal”.

17 Oct, 2021 | 21:08h | UTC

News release: Serious injury risk higher for horse riding than for football, motor racing, or skiing – BMJ

Original study: Hearing hoofbeats? Think head and neck trauma: a 10-year NTDB analysis of equestrian-related trauma in the USA – Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open

Commentary: Horse Riding More Dangerous Than Skiis And Motorcycles, Injury Data Reveal – Science Alert

 


Intracerebral hemorrhage: diagnosis, emergency management, and prognosis.

15 Oct, 2021 | 02:12h | UTC

Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Diagnosis, Emergency Management, and Prognosis – emDocs

 


RCT: Early treatment with mild aerobic exercise safely speeds recovery from sport-related concussion in adolescents.

11 Oct, 2021 | 23:58h | UTC

Early targeted heart rate aerobic exercise versus placebo stretching for sport-related concussion in adolescents: a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

News release: Aerobic exercise after a sport-related concussion speeds recovery in adolescent athletes – University at Buffalo

Related:

Randomized Trial: Early Aerobic Exercise for Sport-Related Concussion

RCT: Limiting screen time for young adults after concussion results in shorter duration of symptoms.

Selected issues in sport-related concussion for the team physician: a consensus statement – “Current evidence suggests strict rest after SRC slows recovery and increases the probability of prolonged symptoms”.

RCT: Prescribed light exercise vs. standard management for emergency department patients with acute mild traumatic brain injury

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


M-A: Treatment options for progression or recurrence of glioblastoma.

26 Sep, 2021 | 21:34h | UTC

Treatment options for progression or recurrence of glioblastoma: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

Summary: Treatment options for people with recurrent and progressive glioblastoma – Cochrane Library

 


Review: Focused management of patients with severe acute brain injury and ARDS.

24 Sep, 2021 | 08:52h | UTC

Focused Management of Patients with Severe Acute Brain Injury and ARDS – CHEST

 


RCT: Limiting screen time for young adults after concussion results in shorter duration of symptoms.

12 Sep, 2021 | 21:38h | UTC

News release: Limiting screen time for young adults after concussion results in shorter duration of symptoms – University of Massachusetts Medical School

Original study: Effect of Screen Time on Recovery From Concussion: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Management of severe traumatic brain injury in regions with limited resources.

9 Sep, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Management of severe traumatic brain injury in regions with limited resources – Brain Injury

 


Brain and other central nervous system tumor statistics, 2021 – There were few improvements in the care of Glioblastoma in the past 4 decades. Specifically, the 5-year survival only increased from 4% to 7%.

1 Sep, 2021 | 08:58h | UTC

Brain and other central nervous system tumor statistics, 2021 – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

 


Systematic review: Pain management after complex spine surgery.

24 Aug, 2021 | 08:50h | UTC

Pain management after complex spine surgery – European Journal of Anaesthesiology

 


Guideline: Non-surgical interventions for lumbar spinal stenosis leading to neurogenic claudication.

13 Aug, 2021 | 09:03h | UTC

Non-Surgical Interventions for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Leading To Neurogenic Claudication: A Clinical Practice Guideline – Journal of Pain

 


Randomized phase III trial of prophylactic cranial irradiation with or without hippocampal avoidance for small-cell lung cancer – “This trial provides the first clinical evidence that sparing the hippocampus during PCI in patients with SCLC better preserves cognitive function”.

13 Aug, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Randomized Phase III Trial of Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation With or Without Hippocampal Avoidance for Small-Cell Lung Cancer (PREMER): A GICOR-GOECP-SEOR Study – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 


EANO–ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with brain metastasis from solid tumors.

11 Aug, 2021 | 08:29h | UTC

EANO–ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with brain metastasis from solid tumours – Annals of Oncology

Commentary: New guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of brain metastases – University of Vienna

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Decompression alone is non-inferior to decompression with fusion in patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.

6 Aug, 2021 | 09:54h | UTC

Decompression with or without Fusion in Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Decompression Noninferior for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis – HealthDay

 


Observational study: Positive Fluid balance linked to worse outcomes in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury.

1 Aug, 2021 | 23:57h | UTC

Fluid balance and outcome in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury (CENTER-TBI and OzENTER-TBI): a prospective, multicentre, comparative effectiveness study – The Lancet Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Traumatic Brain Injury: Fluid Overload Tied to Higher Mortality in ICU Patients – Physician’s Weekly

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Selected issues in sport-related concussion for the team physician: a consensus statement – “Current evidence suggests strict rest after SRC slows recovery and increases the probability of prolonged symptoms”.

25 Jun, 2021 | 10:15h | UTC

Selected issues in sport-related concussion (SRC|mild traumatic brain injury) for the team physician: a consensus statement – British Journal of Sports Medicine

News release: Strict Rest Slows Recovery after Sports-Related Concussions – American College of Sports Medicine

 


RCT: Continuous infusion of 20% hypertonic saline does not improve neurological outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury

26 May, 2021 | 08:22h | UTC

Effect of Continuous Infusion of Hypertonic Saline vs Standard Care on 6-Month Neurological Outcomes in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury: The COBI Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Diagnosis and treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage

13 May, 2021 | 05:53h | UTC

Diagnosis and Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms and Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Systematic review: Treatments for unruptured intracranial aneurysms – There is currently insufficient good-quality evidence to support either conservative treatment or interventional treatments (microsurgical clipping or endovascular coiling)

13 May, 2021 | 05:51h | UTC

Treatments for unruptured intracranial aneurysms – Cochrane Library

Summary: Treatments for unruptured intracranial aneurysms – Cochrane Library

 


Review: Neurologic assessment of the neurocritical care patient.

12 May, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Neurologic Assessment of the Neurocritical Care Patient – Frontiers in Neurology

 


Pathway for enhanced recovery after spinal surgery – a systematic review of evidence for use of individual components

5 May, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

Pathway for enhanced recovery after spinal surgery-a systematic review of evidence for use of individual components – BMC Anesthesiology

See also:  Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and its applicability for major spine surgery – Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology AND Consensus statement for perioperative care in lumbar spinal fusion: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society recommendations – The Spine Journal AND Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Opinion | Manual in‐line stabilization during tracheal intubation: effective protection or harmful dogma?

5 May, 2021 | 08:18h | UTC

Manual in‐line stabilisation during tracheal intubation: effective protection or harmful dogma? – Anaesthesia

 


M-A: A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion

4 May, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

News Release: A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion – Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Original Study: Mental health after paediatric concussion: a systematic review and meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 


Concussion in para sport: the first position statement of the Concussion in Para Sport (CIPS) Group

12 Apr, 2021 | 00:37h | UTC

Concussion in para sport: the first position statement of the Concussion in Para Sport (CIPS) Group – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: The effect of external ventricular drain tunneling length on CSF infection rate in pediatric patients

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:16h | UTC

The effect of external ventricular drain tunneling length on CSF infection rate in pediatric patients: a randomized, double-blind, 3-arm controlled trial – Journal of Neurosurgery

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study shows unique diagnostic signatures of concussion in the saliva of Rugby players

31 Mar, 2021 | 03:08h | UTC

Unique diagnostic signatures of concussion in the saliva of male athletes: the Study of Concussion in Rugby Union through MicroRNAs (SCRUM) – British Journal of Sports Medicine

Commentaries: Concussion in sport: Saliva test is 94% accurate in rugby union trial – BBC AND Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva – University of Birmingham AND Saliva test boosts efforts to detect concussions in rugby – Associated Press

 


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