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TitleBrain injury patterns in falls causing death
AuthorsScott G, North JB, Simpson DA, Ryan GA, McLean AJ, Manavis J, Blumbergs PC
Year1991
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThe NHMRC Road Accident Research Unit at the University of Adelaide has developed procedures for studying the brain injury patterns in fatal head injury cases and relating these to estimates of the acceleration of the head. Information obtained from clinical records and police accident investigation reports were correlated with autopsy data and detailed neuropathological examination of the fixed brain for each case. The brain injury patterns resulting from impacts to the head in a series of 8 cases of falls from greater than the subjects' height are compared with 10 cases of falls from the subject's own height and related to estimates of the magnitude of the impacts. Important factors associated with the pattern of brain injuries are the magnitude of the acceleration of the head, the location of the impact on the head, and the type of surface struck.
PublisherInternational Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury
Publisher CityZurich
Conference Name1991 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Impacts
Conference AbbreviationIRCOBI
Conference LocationBerlin, Germany
Conference Date11-13 September 1991
Page Range77-88
Page Count12
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Scott G, North JB, Simpson DA, Ryan GA, McLean AJ, Manavis J, Blumbergs PC (1991) 'Brain injury patterns in falls causing death', Proceedings of 1991 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Impacts, pp 77-88.