Rajani R Caesar

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BACKGROUND Assessment of injury severity is important in the management of patients with brain trauma. We aimed to analyze the usefulness of the head abbreviated injury score (AIS), the injury severity score (ISS), and the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) as measures of injury severity and predictors of outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS Data(More)
Clinical trials aimed at developing therapies for traumatic brain injury (TBI) require outcome measures that are reliable, validated, and easily administered. The most widely used of these measures, the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) and the GOS-Extended (GOS-E), have been criticized as suffering from ceiling effects. In an attempt to develop a more useful and(More)
BACKGROUND Transient paroxysmal alterations of consciousness or behavior are common sequelae of moderate and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Clinicians caring for patients with such episodes often diagnose them as epileptic seizures, a frequent and well-studied complication of TBI. As it is difficult to confirm this diagnosis, antiepileptic drugs are(More)
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