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Bike Helmet

Aka: Bike Helmet
  1. Epidemiology
    1. Helmet use increases with price decreases
  2. Efficacy
    1. Helmets reduce severe brain injury by 74%
    2. Helmets reduce nose and face Trauma by 65%
    3. Poor helmet fit increases Head Injury risk
      1. Parkinson (2003) Pediatrics 112:320-3 [PubMed]
  3. Helmet Fitting
    1. Helmet sits snugly in horizontal position on head
      1. Should not sit too high on forehead
      2. Should not have too much front-to-back movement
    2. Straps form V around ears
    3. Held firmly in place when buckle fastened
  4. References
    1. Thompson (1996) JAMA 276:1968-73 [PubMed]
    2. Thompson (1996) JAMA 276:1974-5 [PubMed]
    3. Rouzier (1995) J Am Board Fam Pract 8:283-7 [PubMed]

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