A standardized trauma care protocol decreased in-hospital mortality of patients with severe traumatic brain injury at a teaching hospital in a middle-income country.

@article{Kesinger2014AST,
  title={A standardized trauma care protocol decreased in-hospital mortality of patients with severe traumatic brain injury at a teaching hospital in a middle-income country.},
  author={Matthew Ryan Kesinger and Lisa R Nagy and Denisse J Sequeira and Jose Daniel Charry and Juan C. Puyana and Andr{\`e}s Mariano Rubiano},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={1350-4}
}
INTRODUCTION Standardized trauma protocols (STP) have reduced morbidity and in-hospital mortality in mature trauma systems. Most hospitals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have not implemented STPs, often because of financial and logistic limitations. We report the impact of an STP designed for the care of trauma patients in the emergency department (ED) at an LMIC hospital on patients with severe traumatic brain injury (STBI). METHODS We developed an STP based on generally… CONTINUE READING

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