Articles in "head trauma"

MRI Is Not Needed for Cervical Spine Clearance in Obtunded Blunt Trauma Patients

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

For blunt trauma patients who are not evaluable because of depressed level of consciousness, an MRI is not needed if the CT scan of the C-spine is normal.

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management of Childhood Concussions

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Childhood concussions related to contact sports is an extremely common problem. More information has surfaced about long-term cognitive impairment after repeated concussions in adults who are allowed to resume contact sports too early. Children are even more vulnerable than adults. Look for the red flags as outlined in box. Thus, these new guidelines by the Ontario Neurotrauma foundation are critical for physicians to follow