Navigation Links
Girls More Prone Than Boys to Headaches After Head Injury
Date:12/5/2011

MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer head trauma can experience headaches months after the injury, with girls more apt to have them than boys, a new study finds.

The researchers also found that the risk of having these headaches was greater after a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) than after a moderate or severe one.

The study, published online Dec. 5 in the journal Pediatrics, included children aged 5 to 17 who were hospitalized with traumatic brain injury at nine facilities in King County in Washington state and one in Philadelphia.

Three months after treatment, headaches were reported by 43 percent of children who had a mild TBI, 37 percent of those who had a moderate to severe TBI, and 26 percent of children in a control group who'd suffered broken arms but no head trauma.

The researchers also assessed the children one year after they were hospitalized and didn't find any significant differences in headaches between the groups.

Teens and girls appear to have the highest risk for headache after mild TBI, and the course of recovery after such events is likely affected by age, injury severity and gender, the researchers concluded.

The authors noted that more than half a million children in the United States suffer a TBI each year.

"Little research has focused on chronic headache post-TBI in children," Dr. Heidi Blume, of the Seattle Children's Research Institute, said in an institute news release. "The prevalence of headache following mild TBI appear to follow a pattern we see in primary headache disorders such as a migraine."

She said the research will examine similarities between TBI and migraine, including a look at whether "migraine therapies will work for post-traumatic headaches."

In the meantime, "what parents need to know is that some children with TBI may have headaches for several weeks or months after TBI, but that most recover with time," Blume said. "And significantly, girls and teenagers appear to be at particular risk for headaches after mild TBI. Parents should be aware of what to expect after mild TBI, and that includes TBI for sports-related injuries."

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about traumatic brain injury.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Seattle Childrens' Research Institute, news release, Dec. 5, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Girls Feel Sadder Than Boys When Friends Let Them Down
2. Girls with family history of breast disease should avoid alcohol
3. Abused girls may have higher risk of heart disease, stroke as adults
4. Abused Girls at Greater Risk for Heart Disease as Adults: Study
5. Specialized Warm-Up May Reduce Girls Knee Injuries
6. Teenage girls and senior students suffered highest levels of PTSD after major earthquake
7. BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls
8. CDC Considers Vaccinating Boys, Not Just Girls, for HPV
9. Protecting adolescent girls from unwanted unprotected sex
10. HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports
11. Sexual Assault Doesnt Cause Binge Drinking in Girls: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Girls More Prone Than Boys to Headaches After Head Injury
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) ... annual awards, now in their 12th year, are among the most prestigious in radiology ... 2016, the awards were retooled to recognize achievements in both large budget (over $5,000) ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) ... found at 9618 Huebner Road. The clinic is the group’s 7th location in San ... Dr. Ali Higgins, PT, will provide care from the clinic, which opened March 22, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Mlynarek Insurance Agencies, a Detroit area ... owners across eastern Michigan, is connecting with the Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry for ... The Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry works to ensure homeless, hungry, and underprivileged families ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... In ... innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter . Surpassing the $100,000 ... – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) already backing the campaign. , ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Northridge dentists, Dr. Michel Elyson ... apnea and TMJ at their office. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, has long ... is increasingly being treated at dental offices with newly developed procedures and appliances. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... 24, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary   ... Medical cannabis products around the world are ... that the global medical cannabis market will reach a value of USD ... major market for the new growing industry. By the end of 2016, ... and sell medical cannabis. More conservative states like Arkansas ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 24, 2017 Today Stock-Callers.com have issued ... are: Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN), Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), Edwards ... SSH ). These companies are part of the Healthcare ... Thursday, March 23 rd , 2017, with the NYSE Health ... health care companies in the S&P 500 were down about ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... BOTHELL, Wash. , March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of advanced medical technology for non-invasive surgery, ... the Mirabilis System for treatment of uterine fibroids ... that it had received approval from the US ... study of the Mirabilis System in the United ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: