Diffuse axonal injury in patients with head injuries: an epidemiologic and prognosis study of 124 cases.

@article{Chelly2011DiffuseAI,
  title={Diffuse axonal injury in patients with head injuries: an epidemiologic and prognosis study of 124 cases.},
  author={Hedi E. Chelly and Anis Chaari and Emna Daoud and Hssan Dammak and Fatma Kaaniche Medhioub and Jameleddine Mnif and Chokri Ben Hamida and Mabrouk Bahloul and M Amine Bouaziz},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2011},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={838-46}
}
BACKGROUND Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is usually associated to severe trauma. Recent imaging advances made its diagnosis easier. Its prognosis impact is not yet well established. The aim of this article is to describe the epidemiologic, clinical, and radiologic features of posttraumatic DAI and to study its prognosis impact on mortality and outcome according to Glasgow Outcome Scale. METHODS This is a retrospective study over a 4-year period (2004-2007) of 124 patients admitted for head… CONTINUE READING
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