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STUDY OBJECTIVE Laboratory evidence indicates that progesterone has potent neuroprotective effects. We conducted a pilot clinical trial to assess the safety and potential benefit of administering progesterone to patients with acute traumatic brain injury. METHODS This phase II, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted at an urban(More)
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CONTEXT Hypothermia is utilized in the management of severe traumatic brain injury despite the lack of unequivocal evidence supporting its use. Because of its widespread use, the effects of hypothermia are a concern. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of hypothermia in the management of severe brain injury. DATA SOURCES Two investigators working(More)
OBJECT We evaluated management and outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a developed country (US) and a developing country (Jamaica). METHODS Data were collected prospectively at Grady Memorial Hospital (GMH) in the US and at University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) in Jamaica between September 1, 2003, and(More)
OBJECT This study provides the first US national data regarding frequency, cost, and mortality rate of traumatic subdural hematoma (SDH), and identifies demographic factors affecting morbidity and death in patients with traumatic SDH undergoing surgical drainage. METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted by querying the Nationwide Inpatient Sample,(More)