Post-traumatic amnesia and Glasgow Coma Scale related to outcome in survivors in a consecutive series of patients with severe closed-head injury.

@article{Bishara1992PosttraumaticAA,
  title={Post-traumatic amnesia and Glasgow Coma Scale related to outcome in survivors in a consecutive series of patients with severe closed-head injury.},
  author={Samir N Bishara and Fiona M Partridge and Hamish P. D. Godfrey and Robert G Knight},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={373-80}
}
A consecutive series of 93 severe closed-head injury (SCHI) patients, discharged from hospital in a conscious state, were rated on the Glasgow Outcome Scale at 6 and 12 months post-injury. Patients were included in this study if they had a period of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) exceeding 24 h. Approximately 80% of patients had made a good recovery by 12 months post-injury; a better outcome than has been found in studies using the presence of coma during the first 6 h post-admission to hospital… CONTINUE READING