Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in Eeyou Istchee

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 16:59 -- Iain Cook
TitlePreventing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in Eeyou Istchee
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsLasry D.Oliver
Secondary AuthorsDudley R, Fuhrer R
Tertiary AuthorsTorrie J, Carlin R, Marcoux J
Keywordshead injuries, head injury, TBI, traumatic brain injury
Abstract

This study compares rates of traumatic brain injury in Eeyou Istchee to other regions, and looks at the main causes of these injuries and the outcomes for patients. The final portion offers some suggestions for prevention.

This is a summary of a more technical paper by Oliver Lasry, Roy Dudley, Rebecca Fuhrer, Jill Torrie, Robert Carlin, and Judith Marcoux, entitled “Traumatic brain injury in a rural indigenous population in Quebec, Canada: a community-based approach to surveillance.” ( Version of August 3, 2015.) The suggestions for prevention are drawn from a larger report by Oliver Lasry, entitled The epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in the Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee (February 2, 2015).

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