Prehospital intubation in patients with severe head injury.

  title={Prehospital intubation in patients with severe head injury.},
  author={James A. Murray and Demetrios Demetriades and Thomas V. Berne and Samuel J Stratton and Henry Gill Cryer and Fred Bongard and Alexandria Fleming and Donald J Gaspard},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={49 6},
BACKGROUND Prehospital intubation and airway control is routinely performed by paramedics in critically injured patients. Despite the advantages provided by this procedure, numerous potential risks exist when this is performed in the field. We reviewed the outcome of patients with severe head injury, to determine whether prehospital intubation is associated with an improved outcome. METHODS A retrospective review of registry data of patients admitted to an urban trauma center with severe head… CONTINUE READING

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