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Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, is a recognized physician leader and clinician-scientist in pediatrics and emergency medicine at Stanford University, nationally, and internationally. She is an academic pediatric emergency medicine physician with expertise in injury, neuroscience, and neurocritical emergencies. Clinically, she cares for children and young adults in the pediatric emergency department and is board-specialized in pediatric emergency medicine. She is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, and by courtesy of Neurosurgery. Dr. Lumba-Brown is the former Associate Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.Dr. Lumba-Brown is an international expert on traumatic brain injury and has led several large clinical care guidelines, as well as successful federally and non-federally funded research. She is a two-times appointee to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, a federal advisory committee. She is also an appointee to the former Pac-12 Brain Trauma Task Force, guiding research and policy in athletes with head injury. Dr. Lumba-Brown has elected leadership positions in the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and previously to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine. Internationally, she oversees head injury policy, advising the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and co-leading world experts developing new guidelines on penetrating traumatic brain injury.As Director of the Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Unit, Dr. Lumba-Brown oversees all departmental prospective human subjects research in emergency settings, including internal and external research partners. She has a formal focus on research innovation and partnership development that leverages the bioscience and biotech hubs of the University and region. Dr. Lumba-Brown co-directed the Stanford Brain Performance Center for 7 years, leading in advancing the neuroscience of development, injury, and aging through prevention, novel biomarker discovery and other diagnostics, and treatments.Dr. Lumba-Brown’s work has been highlighted by Stanford Magazine, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Scientific American, as well as other national outlets.
Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention
Dr. Lumba-Brown is a specialty-trained, board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician working clinically in the Stanford Emergency Department and co-directing the Stanford Brain Performance Center. Her research focuses on traumatic brain injury and brain performance. Dr. Lumba-Brown’s previous scholarly work include: a prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial evaluating therapeutic intervention in acute pediatric concussion (Peds Em Care 2014); complicated mild TBI risk score development (Pediatrics and others 2017); and a large systematic review and CDC guideline publication (JAMA Peds and others 2018); concussion subtype classification (Neurosurgery 2019 and others). Her current areas of active research include investigations of diagnosis, management, and therapeutic intervention in traumatic brain injury, subtype classification of concussion, and the pre-hospital management of mild-severe TBI. She also studies brain performance via sensorimotor and sensory-cognitive synchronization to address attentional impairments.
Hypertonic Saline as Therapy for Pediatric Concussion
This single center, blinded, randomized controlled trial evaluated the use of hypertonic
saline versus normal saline as therapy for the symptoms of pediatric concussion post head
The study hypothesis was that hypertonic saline would improve symptoms of pediatric
concussion following head injury as measured on the self-reported Wong Baker Faces Pain Scale
as compared to normal saline.
The null hypothesis was that there would be no difference in change of reported pain in
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
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