The burden of motorcycle-related neuro-trauma in Ireland and associated helmet usage.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127619
Title:
The burden of motorcycle-related neuro-trauma in Ireland and associated helmet usage.
Authors:
Murphy, R K J; McEvoy, L; Kelleher, M O; Bolger, C; Phillips, J
Affiliation:
Neurosurgical Research and Development Unit, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland. roryfromcork@hotmail.com
Citation:
The burden of motorcycle-related neuro-trauma in Ireland and associated helmet usage. 2009, 23 (2):162-4 Br J Neurosurg
Journal:
British journal of neurosurgery
Issue Date:
Apr-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127619
DOI:
10.1080/02688690902759078
PubMed ID:
19306171
Abstract:
Motorcycles represent less than 2% of the licensed vehicles but motorcyclists account for 12% of road deaths in Ireland. The British Road Safety Authority has introduced the Sharp programme, which hopes to save 50 lives in the U.K. each year alone by helping riders to choose the best-fitting and safest helmets. We evaluated the pattern of head injuries sustained by motorcyclists referred to the two neurosurgical centres Beaumont Hospital and Cork University Hospital in Ireland and ascertained if the new SHARP guidelines could be of benefit in reducing the burden of motorcycle related neurotrauma and disability in Ireland. Despite Ireland having mandatory helmet laws almost a quarter of our motorcyclists with traumatic brain injury were unhelmeted. A significant reduction in mortality and morbidity is predicted if all motorcyclists in Ireland were to wear helmets that satisfied the SHARP criteria.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Accidents, Traffic; Adolescent; Adult; Child; Craniocerebral Trauma; Female; Head Protective Devices; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Motorcycles; Prospective Studies; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Young Adult
ISSN:
1360-046X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, R K Jen
dc.contributor.authorMcEvoy, Len
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, M Oen
dc.contributor.authorBolger, Cen
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T08:45:01Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T08:45:01Z-
dc.date.issued2009-04-
dc.identifier.citationThe burden of motorcycle-related neuro-trauma in Ireland and associated helmet usage. 2009, 23 (2):162-4 Br J Neurosurgen
dc.identifier.issn1360-046X-
dc.identifier.pmid19306171-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02688690902759078-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127619-
dc.description.abstractMotorcycles represent less than 2% of the licensed vehicles but motorcyclists account for 12% of road deaths in Ireland. The British Road Safety Authority has introduced the Sharp programme, which hopes to save 50 lives in the U.K. each year alone by helping riders to choose the best-fitting and safest helmets. We evaluated the pattern of head injuries sustained by motorcyclists referred to the two neurosurgical centres Beaumont Hospital and Cork University Hospital in Ireland and ascertained if the new SHARP guidelines could be of benefit in reducing the burden of motorcycle related neurotrauma and disability in Ireland. Despite Ireland having mandatory helmet laws almost a quarter of our motorcyclists with traumatic brain injury were unhelmeted. A significant reduction in mortality and morbidity is predicted if all motorcyclists in Ireland were to wear helmets that satisfied the SHARP criteria.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Traffic-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshCraniocerebral Trauma-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHead Protective Devices-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshMotorcycles-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessment-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleThe burden of motorcycle-related neuro-trauma in Ireland and associated helmet usage.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNeurosurgical Research and Development Unit, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland. roryfromcork@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of neurosurgeryen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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