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Helmets for preventing injury in motorcycle riders.

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BACKGROUND: Motorcycle crash victims form a high proportion of those killed or injured in road traffic crashes. Injuries to the head, following motorcycle crashes, are a common cause of severe morbidity and mortality. It seems intuitive that helmets should protect against head injuries but it has been argued that motorcycle helmet use decreases rider vision and increases neck injuries. This review will collate the current available evidence on helmets and their impact on mortality, and head, ...

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Journal:
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2008-01-01
EISSN:
1469-493X
Source identifiers:
290380
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:290380
UUID:
uuid:e975029c-16d2-4d82-aa4e-6813ef4eb2f3
Local pid:
pubs:290380
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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