During a five-year period ending in 2013, nearly 400 children ages 16 or under were taken to one of two hospital emergency rooms in St. Louis for gun-related injuries, according to a study led by Martin S. Keller, MD, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Of those children, 20 later died. Analyzing such cases can help identify risk factors and stem gun-related injuries, researchers believe.
Children with traumatic brain injuries are more likely to survive and avoid long-term disabilities when treated with an aggressive approach involving neurologists, neurosurgeons and other critical-care specialists, a new study shows. St. Louis Children’s Hospital patient Drew Mitchem, injured in a sledding accident, had a full recovery after the protocol was followed in his treatment.