Epidemiological aspects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Armenian children


Acute Care


 Lilit Sargsyan



Traumatic brain injuries are a high-priority health issue globally, especially for children. Children are very vulnerable to head trauma because their brains are still in the developmental stages, and they are at risk for long-term, potentially life-long, disability. TBI is one of the leading causes of death from unintentional injury. The CDC defines TBI as a blow or jolt to the head that can alter brain function. To achieve the best results, prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential. 

The major goal of this research was to determine the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in children aged 0 to 18 in Yerevan, Armenia, as well as quantify and characterize treatment trends. This research discovered that the mechanism of TBI is generally inadvertent. According to the study, as a part of an observation made by the researchers, residents in rural regions prefer not to visit medical clinics on every occasion of trauma. 

The full paper can be found here.


Increasing Capacity for Injury Research in Eastern Europe


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