Long Term Childhood Brain Injury Study Funded by CDC
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has funded a five year, multi-site study of traumatic brain injury among children in the United States. The pediatric brain injury study is to be led by researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
In a press release announcing the grant, lead study author, Dr. Yeates said, “We know surprisingly little about the effects of treatment on the outcomes of traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents.” “The results of this study should help us provide parents of children with TBI with better evidence-based recommendations for their children’s car,” according to Yeates.
The study will include children 8 to 18 years and is designed to examine the effect of brain injury treatment during the acute, short-term and longer-term phases of care on the functional, psychosocial and disability outcomes after traumatic brain injury.
The study consortium involves investigators at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Nationwide Children’s.