Outcome following severe head injuries in children.

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The outcome in 53 children following severe head injury is presented. All children were graded using the Glasgow Coma Scale; 90% made a good recovery or were moderately disabled, and 8% died or were left vegetative. All patients were treated with controlled ventilation and steroids; mannitol, and, if necessary, Nembutal (pentobarbital) were used to maintain… (More)

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