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Blunt brain injury activates the coagulation process.
OBJECTIVE To measure the prevalence of and characterize coagulopathy in patients with blunt brain injury. DESIGN Retrospective observation study based on review of medical records. SETTINGExpand
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Suppression of cellular immune activity following severe head injury.
Infection is a major cause of morbidity following multiple traumatic and head injury. Although immunosuppression has been demonstrated after multiple traumatic injury, the effects of head injury onExpand
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Fractures of the Thoracolumbar Spine Sustained by Soldiers in Vehicles Attacked by Improvised Explosive Devices
Study Design. Retrospective analysis. Objective. To analyze the types of orthopedic spine fractures sustained by North Atlantic Treaty Organization soldiers when vehicles are attacked by improvisedExpand
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Humoral and cellular immunity following severe head injury: review and current investigations.
Infection is a common and serious complication of severe head injury. Immunocompetence in 25 severely head injured patients was investigated by measuring: (1) delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) skinExpand
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Impairment of helper T-cell function following severe head injury.
Major infections, such as sepsis and pneumonia, occur in 50-75% of patients following isolated severe head injury. Previous studies have demonstrated that this high incidence of infection followingExpand
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Traumatic Atlantoaxial Rotatory Subluxation and Dislocation
Study Design This is a retrospective single-patient case report with a literature review. Objective To report on a neurologically intact adult with bilateral traumatic atlamoaxial rotatoryExpand
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Severe head injury: effect upon cellular immune function.
Infection is a major cause of morbidity following severe head injury. Although investigations have demonstrated central nervous system modulation of immune function, the effects of severe head injuryExpand
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Impairment of helper T-cell function and lymphokine-activated killer cytotoxicity following severe head injury.
Infection is a major complication of severe head injury, occurring in 50% to 75% of patients who survive to hospitalization. Previous investigations of immune activity following head injury haveExpand
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Cell-mediated immunity in severely head-injured patients: the role of suppressor lymphocytes and serum factors.
Severe head injury results in suppression of cellular immunity associated with defective in vitro functioning of effector lymphocytes, such as helper T cells and cytotoxic T cells. It is not knownExpand
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Injuries resulting from bicycle collisions.
OBJECTIVE To review all bicycle crash-related injuries reported to the Oregon Injury Registry for 1989 to compare patterns of injury and other features in adults vs children and adolescents. Expand
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