Dr. John Ragheb Contributes to Development of New CDC Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Published on: 11/02/2018

Dr. John Ragheb, Director of the Division of Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, is among a group of renowned physicians who developed the first evidence-based guideline in the U.S. on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussions among children, published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in September.  The guideline consists of 19 sets of clinical recommendations that cover diagnosis, prognosis, management and treatment to help healthcare providers to take action to improve the health of their patients.

The guidelines can be found by visiting: www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/PediatricmTBIGuideline.html

The goal of the CDC Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Guideline is to help healthcare providers take action to improve the health of their patients. The CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline consists of 19 sets of clinical recommendations that cover diagnosis, prognosis, and management and treatment. These recommendations are for healthcare providers working in: inpatient, emergency, primary, and outpatient care settings.

The CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline was developed through a rigorous process guided by the American Academy of Neurology and 2010 National Academy of Sciences methodologies. An extensive review of scientific literature, spanning 25 years of research, formed the basis of the Guideline.


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