New SNC pediatric guidlines in press

The new SNC guidelines for minor and moderate head traumas in children < 18 yoa has been accepted for publication in BMC Medicine. The SNC is now working to develop Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish versions of these guidelines. Contact Ramona Åstrand if you are interested in these guidelines and follow-up studies!

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Member list updated

SNC member list was updated at the last meeting in Copenhagen January 28-29th (see SNC members).

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New members

Tor Brommeland
Neurosurgeon Oslo, Norway  

Kent Gøran Moen
Radiologist Trondheim, Norway   

Olli Sakari Tenovuo 
Neurologist Turku, Finland

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Favorable book review in JNRP

Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury has received a favorable review in the Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice (JNRP) by Dr. Amit Agrawal, Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, India.

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In Memoriam: Bertil Romner

Professor Bertil Romner passed away on August 12th at the age of 59. He was a founding member of the SNC and an exceptional neurosurgeon, teacher, researcher and friend. Bertil was a great source of inspiration, creativity and enthusiasm to all who knew and worked with him. He made invaluable contributions to the SNC and was instrumental in the committee’s efforts to improve neurotrauma care in the Nordic countries. Bertil will be truly missed.

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Book review in Future Medicine

Future Medicine – a magazine that comprehensively covers global developments in the healthcare segment, with special focus on Asian countries – recently featured a comprehensive review of the SNC book. The review was written by Dr Ramkumar Menon.

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New Scandinavian Guidelines for non-severe TBI

Introducing for the first time, in a clinical TBI guideline, a brain injury biomarker – S100B – as an alternative to CT for mild head injuries.

Scandinavian guidelines for initial management of minimal, mild and moderate head injuries in adults: an evidence and consensus-based update.

BMC Med. 2013 Feb 25;11:50. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-50.

See related commentary article here.

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