Early Brain Edema is a Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality in Traumatic Brain Injury.

@article{Tucker2017EarlyBE,
  title={Early Brain Edema is a Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality in Traumatic Brain Injury.},
  author={Brian Keith Tucker and Jill Aston and Megan Dines and Elena Caraman and Marianne Yacyshyn and Mary C Mccarthy and James E. Olson},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={18-29}
}
BACKGROUND Identifying patients who may progress to a poor clinical outcome will encourage earlier appropriate therapeutic interventions. Brain edema may contribute to secondary injury in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and thus, may be a useful prognostic indicator. OBJECTIVE We determined whether the presence of brain edema on the initial computed tomography (CT) scan of TBI patients would predict poor in-hospital outcome. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of all trauma patients… CONTINUE READING
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