The brain is one of the most critical organs of the human body during life-threatening and injury sustaining accidents. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to mechanical insult of the head is a leading cause of death and life-long disability in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has estimated that, on average, 1.4 million Americans sustain TBI every year, 20% of which are the result of motor vehicle-traffic accidents. Nearly 50,000 people die of TBI each year. Around 5.3 million Americans currently have long-term disabilities after sustaining a TBI. Some of these long-term disabilities are linked to functional changes affecting thinking, sensation, language and emotions . Direct and indirect medical costs related to TBI amounted to an estimated $60 billion in the United States in 2000 . TBIs have a deep impact on our society and require effective protective measures to curb consequent injuries and disabilities .
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Traumatic Brain Injury: Mechanical Response of Porcine Brain Under High Strain Rate Tests
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Prabhu, R, Horstemeyer, M, Marin, E, Liao, J, Tucker, M, & Williams, L. "Traumatic Brain Injury: Mechanical Response of Porcine Brain Under High Strain Rate Tests." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Lake Tahoe, California, USA. June 17–21, 2009. pp. 605-606. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2009-206814
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