Can diffuse axonal injuries be prevented?

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Because diffuse axonal injuries often result from accidents, falls, and other traumas, they can be difficult to prevent. However, utilizing safety equipment, such as seatbelts or helmets when appropriate, can reduce risk for a diffuse axonal injury. In the case of shaken baby syndrome, a diffuse axonal injury is preventable. Do not move babies in a way that may shake their head unnecessarily to prevent an injury.

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