Rehabilitation Care of the Child with an Acute Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
Children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) represent a unique and evolving population. Recovery and long-term prognosis are variable given the heterogeneity of ages, developmental stages, and types of injuries. This article summarizes important information regarding severe TBI epidemiology, pathophysiology, classification, and acute management. Early and longitudinal involvement of rehabilitation experts, such as pediatric physiatrists, is critical in managing complications and optimizing outcomes.
Pediatric clinics of North America
Child; Humans; Brain Injuries; Brain Injuries, Traumatic; Prognosis
Disorders of consciousness; Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity; Pediatrics; Prognosis; Rehabilitation; Traumatic brain injury
McLaughlin MJ, Vadivelu S, Hartman KC. Rehabilitation Care of the Child with an Acute Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2023;70(3):415-428. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2023.01.003