Pediatric head injury: the critical role of the emergency physician.

  title={Pediatric head injury: the critical role of the emergency physician.},
  author={Thom A. Mayer and Marion L. Walker},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={14 12},
Neurologic injury is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. In order to clarify the factors influencing outcome in pediatric patients with severe head injury, we studied 200 consecutive patients with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scores of 8 or less. The following data were collected: age, GCS score, presence of mass lesions, oculovestibular reflexes (OVR), pupillary size and reactivity, intracranial pressure (ICP), apnea, presence of hypotension, hypoxia (PO2 less… CONTINUE READING


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