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Research Article

Characteristics and Trends of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries Treated at a Large Pediatric Medical Center in China, 2002–2011

  • Jianbo Shao mail,

    jbshao2005@yahoo.com.cn (JS); huiyun.xiang@nationwidechildrens.org (HX)

    Affiliation: Department of CT/MRI, Wuhan Children’s Hospital, Wuhan, Hubei, People’s Republic of China

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  • Huiping Zhu,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

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  • Hongyan Yao,

    Affiliation: Office of Epidemiology, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

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  • Lorann Stallones,

    Affiliation: Colorado Injury Control Research Center, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Keith Yeates,

    Affiliations: Center for Biobehavioral Health. The Research Institute at National Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at National Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Krista Wheeler,

    Affiliation: Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at National Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Huiyun Xiang mail

    jbshao2005@yahoo.com.cn (JS); huiyun.xiang@nationwidechildrens.org (HX)

    Affiliation: Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at National Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: December 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051634

About the Authors

Jianbo Shao
Department of CT/MRI, Wuhan Children’s Hospital, Wuhan, Hubei, People’s Republic of China
Huiping Zhu
Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Hongyan Yao
Office of Epidemiology, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Lorann Stallones
Colorado Injury Control Research Center, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
Keith Yeates
Center for Biobehavioral Health. The Research Institute at National Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Keith Yeates, Krista Wheeler, Huiyun Xiang
Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at National Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS HZ. Analyzed the data: HZ. Wrote the paper: JS HZ HY LS KY KW HX. Obtained data: JS:.