Nakornchai Phuenpathom

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BACKGROUND Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) is significantly associated with high mortality rate in severe head injury (SHI) patients. However, there is no absolute agreement regarding the level at which ICP must be treated. The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of severe head injury patients treated by setting the ICP threshold at(More)
This study is based on a series of 109 consecutive head injured patients with the CT scan diagnosis of acute subdural hematoma. The overall outcome was assessed at 6 months after injury using the Glasgow Outcome Scale. By logistic regression analysis a small set of clinical features (the best sum Glasgow Coma Scale score within 24 h after admission, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether patterns of head injury are changing with time. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 3194 and 4217 consecutive trauma patients who attended the emergency room in 1985-86 and 1996 respectively were studied with respect to age, sex, cause of injury, injury severity, pathology, and outcome. RESULTS The number of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is commonly accompanied by intracranial bleeding which can worsen after hospital admission. Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been shown to reduce bleeding in elective surgery and there is evidence that short courses of TXA can reduce rebleeding in spontaneous intracranial haemorrhage. We aimed to determine the effectiveness(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative shaving for cranial neurosurgical procedures is still recommended in textbooks. There are reports demonstrating the success of nonshaved surgery. The objective of this study was to compare the surgical infection rate of cranial neurosurgical procedures with two different scalp preparations: shaved or nonshaved. METHODS Clinical(More)
Of 203 patients with severe head injuries admitted from January 1986 to May 1989 at Songklanagarind Hospital, 32 cases who initially talked prior to deteriorating to a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 7 or less within 48 hours after injury were identified. Many variables were analyzed to ascertain what might be responsible for the differences in outcome. The(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic occipitoatlantal dislocation (OAD) is a severe ligamentous injury resulting in instantaneous death or severe neurological deficit. However, survivors of OAD, both short and long term, have been increasingly reported; this may be because of improved prehospital care, more rapid transportation, a high index of suspicion, and new(More)
Cowden's syndrome (CS) is a rare autosomal dominant condition featuring multiple hamartomas, often with mucocutaneous lesions, goitre, breast cancer, gastrointestinal polyps or even Lhermitte-Duclos disease (LDD). In this article we report the case of a 34-year-old man who was diagnosed with LDD. Subsequent examinations also revealed manifestations of CS,(More)
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