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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency Medicine)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

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Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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What is Head Trauma?

This broad category ranges from minor cuts to serious brain injury and involves injury to the scalp, skull, or brain. Head trauma can occur in situations like falls, crashes, or bumps.

Typical Symptoms of Head Trauma

  • Headache

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Drink alcohol regularly

  • Previously drank alcohol often

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Head Trauma

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have headaches or a heavy feeling in your head?

  • Are you feeling nauseous or have you been vomiting?

  • Do you regularly drink alcohol?

  • Have you consumed alcohol before?

Treatmentof Head Trauma

Serious head injuries need quick medical attention at a hospital. Scans or other tests may be needed to assess the injury. If there's an open wound, stitches or staples might be necessary. In severe cases, medication or surgery could be indicated.

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  • Nausea or vomiting

References

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    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195561617300943?via%3Dihub

  • Duhaime AC, Christian CW. Abusive head trauma: evidence, obfuscation, and informed management. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Nov 1;24(5):481-488. doi: 10.3171/2019.7.PEDS18394. PMID: 31675688.

    https://thejns.org/pediatrics/view/journals/j-neurosurg-pediatr/24/5/article-p481.xml

  • Biswas A, Shroff MM. Abusive head trauma: Canadian and global perspectives. Pediatr Radiol. 2021 May;51(6):876-882. doi: 10.1007/s00247-020-04844-5. Epub 2021 May 17. PMID: 33999233.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00247-020-04844-5

  • Herman BE, Makoroff KL, Corneli HM. Abusive head trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jan;27(1):65-9. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31820349db. PMID: 21206262.

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency Medicine)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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