It’s been a lazy summer on our part, so it’s time to get back to business. And we’ll start off with this article by Moustafa et al, which was recently published in the Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. The authors deal with the issue of predicting risk of intracranial haemorrhage in TBI patients… Continue reading Predictive Factors of Traumatic Intracranial Haemorrhage in Patients on Anti-platelet Agents
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage International Trialists (SAHIT) scoring system. Also see the following article i the BMJ: Development and validation of outcome prediction models for aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: the SAHIT multinational cohort study.
In this article Swedish and Finnish colleagues (Thelin et al) look at current scoring systems for CT imaging in TBI patients. Most older systems in use today seem to be increasingly outdated and are limited in their diagnostic and prognostic accuracy. It is the latter the authors seem to focus on in this observational multicenter… Continue reading New Article in PLOS: Reevaluating CT Scoring Systems for TBI
A thought provoking take on death by neurological criteria, challenging the traditionally accepted concept of brain death. Listen to the talk from SMACC DUB here.
Prognostic value of computerized tomography scan characteristics in traumatic brain injury: results from the IMPACT study. J Neurotrauma. 2007. Maas et al. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17375995
Prognostic value of secondary insults in traumatic brain injury: results from the IMPACT study. J Neurotrauma. 2007. McHugh et al.
Intracranial hypertension and cerebral perfusion pressure: influence on neurological deterioration and outcome in severe head injury. The Executive Committee of the International Selfotel Trial. J Neurosurg. 2000 Jan. Juul et al.