PRESENTING GCS IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH ISOLATED TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IS HIGHER THAN IN YOUNGER ADULTS

@inproceedings{Kehoe2014PRESENTINGGI,
  title={PRESENTING GCS IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH ISOLATED TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IS HIGHER THAN IN YOUNGER ADULTS},
  author={Anne Kehoe and Jason Smith and Fiona Lecky and David Yates},
  year={2014}
}
Objectives & Background The relationship between age and presenting Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) in adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) has not so far been explored in detail. We have previously reported a trend for higher GCS in elderly patients presenting to our major trauma centre with isolated TBI compared with younger adults. The aim of this study was to confirm and define this relationship using a national trauma registry and to evaluate potential contributory factors. Methods The Trauma… CONTINUE READING
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