“Time is brain” the Gifford factor - or: Why do some civilian gunshot wounds to the head do unexpectedly well? A case series with outcomes analysis and a management guide

@inproceedings{Lin2012TimeIB,
  title={“Time is brain” the Gifford factor - or: Why do some civilian gunshot wounds to the head do unexpectedly well? A case series with outcomes analysis and a management guide},
  author={David Lin and Fred C. Lam and Jeffrey J. Siracuse and A J Thomas and E M Kasper and Charles David Hunt},
  booktitle={Surgical neurology international},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Review of intracranial gunshot wounds (GSWs) undergoing emergent neurosurgical intervention despite a very low Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score on admission in order to identify predictors of good outcome, with correlates to recent literature. METHODS A retrospective review of select cases of GSWs presenting to our trauma center over the past 5 years with poor GCS requiring emergent neurosurgical intervention and a minimum of 1-year follow-up. RESULTS Out of a total of 17 patients… CONTINUE READING
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