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The Head Injury Severity Scale (HISS): a practical classification of closed-head injury.
The authors introduce a two-dimensional scale for rating closed-head injury, the Head Injury Severity Scale (HISS). This system is based on a five-interval severity classification (minimal through… Expand
Temporal Window of Vulnerability to Repetitive Experimental Concussive Brain Injury
OBJECTIVE:Repetitive concussive brain injury (CBI) is associated with cognitive alterations and increased risk of neurodegenerative disease. METHODS:To evaluate the temporal window during which the… Expand
Coagulopathy in traumatic brain injury
Abnormalities in blood coagulation, although quite common after traumatic brain injury (TBI), are of unknown significance. The authors review the clinical and pathophysiological features of this… Expand
Delayed brain injury after head trauma: significance of coagulopathy.
We reviewed the records of 253 patients with head injury who required serial computed tomographic (CT) scans; 123 (48.6%) developed delayed brain injury as evidenced by new or progressive lesions… Expand
Intravascular coagulation: a major secondary insult in nonfatal traumatic brain injury.
OBJECT The goal of this study was to determine the frequency with which cerebral intravascular coagulation (IC) complicates traumatic brain injury (TBI). The authors also investigated the incidence… Expand
Mild head injury: a plea for routine early CT scanning.
We reviewed the records of 1538 mild head injury patients admitted during a 4 1/2-year period to the Southern New Jersey Regional Trauma Center. All patients had experienced brief loss of… Expand
Delayed and progressive brain injury in closed-head trauma: radiological demonstration.
The importance of delayed or secondary brain insults in the eventual outcome of closed-head trauma has been documented in experimental models. To understand this phenomenon in the clinical setting,… Expand
Association between Intravascular Microthrombosis and Cerebral Ischemia in Traumatic Brain Injury
OBJECTIVETo determine the association between traumatic cerebral ischemia and intravascular thrombosis, a common finding after traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODSWe reviewed samples of the frontal… Expand
Choosing the best operation for chronic subdural hematoma: a decision analysis.
OBJECT Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH), a condition much more common in the elderly, presents an increasing challenge as the population ages. Treatment strategies for CSDH include bur-hole… Expand
Thromboembolism and Delayed Cerebral Ischemia after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: An Autopsy Study
OBJECTIVE:Recent findings have cast doubt on vasospasm as the sole cause of delayed cerebral ischemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage. METHODS:We reviewed the medical records of 29 patients who died… Expand