Hypernatremia severity and the risk of death after traumatic brain injury.

@article{Li2013HypernatremiaSA,
  title={Hypernatremia severity and the risk of death after traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Ming Li and Ying Hua Hu and Gang Chen},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={1213-8}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between severity of hypernatremia and the risk of death for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who have been admitted to the neurosurgical intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS A total of 1044 patients with TBI were admitted to our NICU from January 2005 to January 2010. Of these patients, 881 were included in this study. Based on blood serum sodium level in the NICU the 881 patients were divided into four groups: 614 had normal serum sodium (Na… CONTINUE READING