Search for dissertations about: "Head Injuries"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 94 swedish dissertations containing the words Head Injuries.

  1. 1. Traumatic brain injuries and whiplash injuries : epidemiology and long-term consequences

    Author : Johan Styrke; Britt-Marie Stålnacke; Ulf Björnstig; Peter Sojka; Per-Olof Bylund; David Cassidy; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Traumatic Brain Injuries; Whiplash Injuries; ; Epidemiology; ; Follow-up Studies; Cohort Studies; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; kirurgi; Surgery; rehabiliteringsmedicin; Rehabilitation Medicine;

    Abstract : BackgroundThe incidence of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is about 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per year, a majority of which are mild TBI (MTBI). The incidence of whiplash injuries is about 300/100,000/year. READ MORE

  2. 2. Injuries are not accidents! : an emergency-department population-based epidemiological study of injuries with special reference to trauma recidivism hip fractures and geriatric falls

    Author : Fredrik Röding; Ulrica Bergström; Marie Lindkvist; Jack Lysholm; Per Morberg; Olle Svensson; Sari Ponzer; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; injury; population; fractures; contusions; sprains; fall injuries; Orthopaedics; ortopedi;

    Abstract : Injury is a major public health problem. In rich countries fall injures now kill more people than all other injury mechanisms together, because of global ageing and large-scale sustainable injury prevention programs for all other injury mechanisms but falls. READ MORE

  3. 3. Head Injuries in Car-to-Pedestrian Accidents - Investigation of Head Impact Dynamics, Injury Mechanisms and Countermeasures

    Author : Jianfeng Yao; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; accident analysis; head injury; head protection; mathematical simulation; accident reconstruction; injury mechanism; Pedestrian accident;

    Abstract : The aim of this study was to investigate head impact dynamics and to establish risk functions for head injuries by mathematical reconstructions of real-world car-to-pedestrian accidents. Furthermore, an attempt was made to develop an approach for the design and evaluation of head-protective devices. READ MORE

  4. 4. Prevention and prediction of head and neck injury in traffic accidents - using experimental and numerical methods

    Author : Peter Halldin; KTH; []
    Keywords : Head injuries; neck injuries; prevention; roll-over; motorcycle; helmet;

    Abstract : Injuries to the head and neck system are potentially amongthe most serious injuries in humans, since they may damage thespinal cord. It is therefore important to develop safetysystems that can prevent injuries to the neuro- system, therebyreducing human suffering and costs to society. READ MORE

  5. 5. Finite Element Modeling of the Human Head

    Author : Svein Kleiven; KTH; []
    Keywords : Finite element method FEM ; Human head; brain; head injury; epidemiology; statistics; simulations.;

    Abstract : The main objectives of the present thesis were to define the dimension of head injuries in Sweden over a longer period and to present a Finite Element (FE) model of the human head which can be used for preventive strategies in the future. The annual incidence of head injuries in Sweden between 1987 and 2000 was defined at over 22 000, cases most of which were mild head injuries. READ MORE