Prognosis of severe head injury: an experience in Thailand.

@article{Ratanalert2002PrognosisOS,
  title={Prognosis of severe head injury: an experience in Thailand.},
  author={Sanguansin Ratanalert and Jiraporn Chompikul and Siriporn Hirunpat and N Pheunpathom},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={487-93}
}
This study of 300 patients with severe head injury evaluated the clinical predictors determined after admission and associated with significant increase of poor outcome. The overall poor outcome was 58%. Logistic regression showed that age, status of basal cisterns on initial CT, Glasgow Coma Scale score (GCS) at 24 h after injury and electrolyte derangement occurring during admission strongly correlated with the outcome. A probability diagram of the outcome determined at 24 h after injury from… CONTINUE READING