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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between pre-injury alcohol abuse and intoxication at time of injury on duration of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) as well as on early functional and neurobehavioural outcomes in persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) hospitalized in an acute care setting. METHODS AND PROCEDURE Sixty persons with mild,(More)
To compare the acute clinical profile of patients with uncomplicated vs complicated mild TBI (MTBI), socio-demographic and medical history variables were gathered for 176 patients diagnosed with MTBI and with (complicated, N = 45) or without (uncomplicated, N = 131) positive findings on cerebral imaging. Neurological examination, neuropsychological(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE This study assesses the influence of socio-demographic, psychosocial, clinical and radiological variables on the outcome of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in an acute care inpatient setting. RESEARCH DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS AND PROCEDURE A total of 2127 inpatients with MTBI were included. Outcomes(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the performances of patients with mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the Clock Drawing Test (CDT), the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and neuropsychological measures as well as to correlate these measures with outcome assessed by the Extended Glasgow Outcome Score. This study was conducted(More)
OBJECTIVE The clock drawing test (CDT) is a quick and easy to administer test that has traditionally shown parietal lobe dysfunction. The aim of this study was to correlate performance on the CDT with the presence of acute traumatic cerebral injuries sustained after traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS A retrospective study was conducted on 170 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if health outcomes and demographics differ according to helmet status between persons with cycling-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI). METHODS This is a retrospective study of 128 patients admitted to the Montreal General Hospital following a TBI that occurred while cycling from 2007-2011. Information was collected from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the characteristics and outcome of patients with TBI over 65 years old admitted to an acute care Level 1 Trauma centre in Montreal, Canada. METHODS Data were retrospectively collected on patients (n = 1812) who were admitted post-TBI to the McGill University Health Centre-Montreal General Hospital from 2000-2011. The cohort was(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study is to determine if a difference in societal costs exists from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in patients who wear helmets compared to non-wearers. METHODS This is a retrospective cost-of-injury study of 128 patients admitted to the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) following a TBI that occurred while cycling between(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To predict which characteristics are associated with patients at risk of discharge against medical advice (AMA). RESEARCH DESIGN Data were retrospectively collected on individuals (n = 5642) admitted to the Traumatic Brain Injury Program of the MUHC-MGH. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Outcome measures used were length of stay (LOS), the(More)
Background. The aim of this study was to compare acute outcome between men and women after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods. A total of 5,642 patients admitted to the Traumatic Brain Injury Program of the McGill University Health Centre-Montreal General Hospital between 2000 and 2011 and diagnosed with a TBI were included in the study. The(More)