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Advances in Preventive Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 450195, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/450195
Research Article

Impact of Helmet Use in Traumatic Brain Injuries Associated with Recreational Vehicles

1Center for Brain Injury Research and Education, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1329 SW 16th Street, Suite 4270, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
2Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
3Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
4Division of Clinical Research, Emergency Medicine & Neurological Surgery, Toral Family Foundation, Davie, FL 33325, USA
5Department of Radiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
6Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA

Received 25 June 2013; Revised 13 August 2013; Accepted 14 August 2013

Academic Editor: John Iskander

Copyright © 2013 Latha Ganti et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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