Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevalent Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Brain Dysfunction, Treatment, & Prevention A Systematic Review

Dr. Jason Watson (PhD.), University of Colorado Denver 1201 Larimer Denver CO, 80204

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a form of an acquired brain injury that occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBIs can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. Pediatric traumatic brain injury (pTBI) within children is the leading cause of death and disability in children ages 0–4 years and adolescents ages 15–19 years and is seen as a public health concern and burden. It is estimated that 145,000 children and adolescents (ages 0–19 years) are living with lasting cognitive, physical, or behavioral effects of a severe TBI. These adverse effects can presume a shorter lifespan and an early death. This is also seen as a reason why this specific TBI does display a high significance in the pediatrics’ morbidity and mortality. This research is of importance due to the fact that our younger population is much more affected by this and as the youth being our future there must be more research done to keep our community aware and finding solutions to resolve the problem. Finding research articles through my university’s library the Auraria library and websites will help conduct and correlate research to have credible evidence This systematic review intends to find the most accurate causes, symptoms, diagnosis, brain dysfunction, impact, treatment, and prevention of severe pTBI to one day have plan for a future of approaching, preventing, and having with less pTBI cases.

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Kailyn Deavens

Institution: University of Colorado Denver

Type: Poster

Subject: Psychology

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 10
Date/Time: Wed 1:30pm-2:30pm
Session Number: 6664