The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, 75:1159

Traumatic brain injury in children: Recent advances in management

Symposium on Neurological Disorders - Advances in Management

DOI: 10.1007/S12098-008-0240-1

Cite this article as:
Bell, M.J. & Kochanek, P.M. Indian J Pediatr (2008) 75: 1159. doi:10.1007/S12098-008-0240-1


To define and discuss new developments in the field of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). Review of several recent key studies on therapy since publication of the first U.S. traumatic brain injury guidelines in 2003. In addition, we discuss new developments in the use of biomarkers of brain injury in TBI diagnosis and also discuss recent advances in bedside neuromonitoring that may be helpful in the setting of pediatric brain injury. Important new information on optimal cerebral perfusion pressure management, cerebrospinal fluid drainage, decompressive craniectomy, hypothermia, biomarkers of brain injury along with advances in neuromonitoring are presented. The 2003 guidelines have stimulated important new research. This is reshaping bedside care.

Key words

Head injuryChild abuseShaken baby syndromeHypothermiaTreatmentGuidelinesPediatric

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Critical Care Medicine, Safar Center for Resuscitation ResearchUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Department of Critical Care Medicine DirectorSafar Center for Resuscitation Research University of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA