Distribution and characteristics of severe traumatic brain injury at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda.

  title={Distribution and characteristics of severe traumatic brain injury at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda.},
  author={T M Hanh Tran and Anthony T. Fuller and Joel Kiryabwire and John B Mukasa and Michael Edgar Muhumuza and Hussein Ssenyojo and Michael M Haglund},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  volume={83 3},
OBJECTIVE Road traffic accidents are a leading cause of injury in low- and middle-income countries, where mortality rates are disproportionately higher. Patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) tend to have very poor outcomes. To reduce the burden from severe TBI, we describe its distribution at Mulago National Referral Hospital (Kampala, Uganda) and identify the associations between outcomes and patient characteristics, offering insights into prevention and future research efforts to… CONTINUE READING
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