Journal article

Neuroimaging in paediatric mild traumatic brain injury: a systematic review

Vanessa C Rausa, Jesse Shapiro, Marc L Seal, Gavin A Davis, Vicki Anderson, Franz E Babl, Ryan Veal, Georgia Parkin, Nicholas P Ryan, Michael Takagi

Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


Neuroimaging is being increasingly applied to the study of paediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to uncover the neurobiological correlates of delayed recovery post-injury. The aims of this systematic review were to: (i) evaluate the neuroimaging research investigating neuropathology post-mTBI in children and adolescents from 0-18 years, (ii) assess the relationship between advanced neuroimaging abnormalities and PCS in children, (iii) assess the quality of the evidence by evaluating study methodology and reporting against best practice guidelines, and (iv) provide directions for future research. A literature search of MEDLINE, PsycINFO, EMBASE, and PubMed was conducted. Abstracts and..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by The Royal Children's Hospital Research Foundation. FEB was funded by The Royal Children's Hospital Research Foundation (Melbourne Campus Clinician Scientist Fellowship) and an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship, and VA by an NHMRC Senior Practitioner Fellowship.