Emergency Medicine International

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Comprehensive Management of Complex Clinical Scenarios

Publishing date
01 Jul 2021
Submission deadline
26 Feb 2021

Lead Editor

1Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK

2University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

3University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

4Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Comprehensive Management of Complex Clinical Scenarios

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The number of traumatic brain injuries is on the rise worldwide, being among the most common causes of disability and death in many countries. Due to groundbreaking mechanistic studies and randomized clinical trials, the approach to neurotrauma patients has remarkably evolved in recent years, increasing the quality of acute care provided by a broad spectrum of specialists, including prehospital and emergency doctors and nurses, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, anesthetists, and intensivists. Despite the availability of updated management guidelines, new imaging tools, validated surgical strategies and optimized protocols for clinical follow-up, the early resuscitation, and management of difficult cases still represent a clinical, surgical, and ethical challenge most of the time.

It is therefore clear that original research articles, reviews, and clinical studies revolving around the emergency medical and surgical management of traumatic brain injuries can bring valuable insights from both a scientific and teaching perspective. Accordingly, we are reaching out to a vast scientific community and seek their contributions for this special issue of Emergency Medicine International.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prehospital assessment and neuroimaging of challenging traumatic brain injuries (nonaccidental brain injuries, sports related brain injuries, penetrating injuries, depressed skull fractures, blast injuries including battlefield cases, roles of explorative burr holes in remote environment, etc.)
  • Management of brain traumas in polytrauma patients (mobilization, assessment scores, targets for SpO2, CO2, volume replacement, etc.)
  • Neuromonitoring in intensive care unit (invasive/noninvasive intracranial pressure monitoring, transcranial Doppler, temperature- and glucomonitoring, etc.)
  • Surgical techniques for decompressive craniectomy/cranioplasty, complications, and redo surgery
  • Management of posttraumatic pathologies (hydrocephalus, syndrome of the trephined, pseudoaneurysms, sinus thrombosis, chronic subdural hematomas, postconcussion encephalopathy, etc.)
  • Early and late medical complications in traumatic brain injuries (deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, infections, etc.)


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6630050
  • - Review Article

The Rise of Inflow Cisternostomy in Resource-Limited Settings: Rationale, Limitations, and Future Challenges

Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6593172
  • - Research Article

Early and Ultraearly Administration of Tranexamic Acid in Traumatic Brain Injury: Our 8-Year-Long Clinical Experience

Nurdan Acar | Mustafa Emin Canakci | Ugur Bilge
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1965231
  • - Research Article

Pattern and Outcome of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Southern Ethiopia: Observational Cross-Sectional Study

Tuji Bedry | Henok Tadele
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1832345
  • - Review Article

Interleukin-33 (IL-33) as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Factor in Traumatic Brain Injury

Ali Kemal Erenler | Ahmet Baydin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4680184
  • - Review Article

Neurosurgical Care of Nonpowder Firearm Injuries: A Narrative Review of the Literature

Yizhou Wan | Stewart Griffiths | Mario Ganau
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9101235
  • - Research Article

Defining New Research Questions and Protocols in the Field of Traumatic Brain Injury through Public Engagement: Preliminary Results and Review of the Literature

Shumaila Hasan | Aswin Chari | ... | Chris Uff
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