Neuroscience

Cluster analysis may identify abusive head trauma in children

(HealthDay)—Cluster analysis applied to data from children hospitalized with acute neurologic injury supports the current paradigm that physicians use to diagnose abusive head trauma, according to a study published online ...

Neuroscience

Headache from epidural for labor may up subdural hematoma risk

(HealthDay)—The presence of presumed postdural puncture headache after neuraxial anesthesia (epidural or spinal) in childbirth is associated with an increased risk for being diagnosed with an intracranial subdural hematoma, ...

Surgery

Thyroidectomy-specific quality improvement measures ID'd

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing thyroidectomy, hypocalcemia and recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury may be useful quality improvement measures, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in JAMA Surgery.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vigorous back massage can cause spinal injury

(HealthDay)—Traumatic spinal subdural hematoma can occur after vigorous back massage, according to a case study published in the Dec. 1 issue of Spine.

Surgery

Post-op hematoma incidence similar for decompression types

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing decompression for degenerative stenosis, the incidence of epidural hematoma is similar for different surgical approaches; however, there is a tendency toward increased postoperative hematoma ...

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