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Geometric Morphometric and Volumetric Analysis of Contributing Factors to Traumatic Brain Injury

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It is estimated that 1.7 million people per year sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This represents a 21% increase from the 1.4 million TBI-related injuries reported in 2004. This increase has been partly attributed to the growing population of children and elderly. Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of TBI-related death, and adults of age 20 to 24 are at the highest risk. A NASS-CDS analysis of cases from 2000-2008 for AIS 3+ intracranial injuries (AIS 1990 Update 1998) in MVCs showed that the top three injuries are subarachnoid hemorrhage, intraventricular hemorrhage, and subdural hematoma. Persons over the age of 65 account for 12.9% of the U.S. population and are expected to account for 19% of the population by 2030. As such, TBI related mortality and morbidity within this age range is expected to increase accordingly. There are morphological changes throughout development to elderly age that may attribute to a varying risk and severity of injury.
subject
Aging
Brain Injury
Morphometrics
Motor Vehicle Crashes
contributor
Urban, Jillian Elizabeth (author)
Stitzel, Joel D (committee chair)
Whitlow, Christopher T (committee member)
Maldjian, Joseph A (committee member)
Rowson, Steven (committee member)
date
2012-06-12T08:36:04Z (accessioned)
2014-06-12T08:30:08Z (available)
2012 (issued)
degree
Biomedical Engineering (discipline)
embargo
2014-06-12 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/37300 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Geometric Morphometric and Volumetric Analysis of Contributing Factors to Traumatic Brain Injury
type
Thesis

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