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Pediatric TBI - Current State of the Art and Future Perspective

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) remains the leading cause of death and disability in children, yet there is a lack of evidence-based guidelines for how to manage these patients. We still extrapolate data from adult TBI studies despite the fundamental fact that “children are not small adults” with huge ...

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) remains the leading cause of death and disability in children, yet there is a lack of evidence-based guidelines for how to manage these patients. We still extrapolate data from adult TBI studies despite the fundamental fact that “children are not small adults” with huge differences in anatomy and physiology. In addition, children’s physiology and anatomy changes over the years and makes it more complex than the adult physiology.

Brain imaging and multimodal neuromonitoring in adults with TBI have improved diagnostics and management of these patients but there is limited experience in the pediatric population.

The aim of this Research Topic is to gather current expertise available in the field of pediatric TBI. We welcome papers critically evaluating the existing management protocols, providing deeper insight into the pathophysiology of TBI in children and introducing new approaches for future studies. We welcome scientists from different fields and both clinicians and basic scientists to contribute with both clinical and experimental work.

All article types are appropriate for submission, including, but not limited to, case reports, original investigations, hypothesis and theory, review articles, technology reports, empirical studies, clinical trials, summary articles of conferences and symposia, opinions and perspectives.


Keywords: Pediatric traumatic brain injury, Neurotrauma, Children, Head injury


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