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Ohio physician leads national brain injury study
The study will document the treatment of head injuries in children ages 8-18
Story by TOM BORGERDING


 

An Ohio doctor will head a national study of children with traumatic brain injuries or TBI. From Ohio Public Radio station WOSU in Columbus, Tom Borgerding reports.

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An Ohio physician will head a national study of children with traumatic brain injuries. Doctor Keith Yeates at Nationwide Children’s says too little is known about long-term effects of brain injuries in children.

“And it’s almost as if you sort of injured the brain early in development and made it harder for it to learn. But there’s still a lot of actual science that needs to be done to understand why there are those age-related differences in outcomes.” Says Yeates.

The new study will document effects of treatment of head injuries in children between the ages of 8 and 18. Dr Yeates says children’s hospitals in Seattle, Houston, and Philadelphia will also participate in the $2,750,000 study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

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