Protection from traumatic brain injury in hormonally active women vs men of a similar age: a retrospective international study.

@article{Yeung2011ProtectionFT,
  title={Protection from traumatic brain injury in hormonally active women vs men of a similar age: a retrospective international study.},
  author={Janice H H Yeung and Antonina Mikocka-Walus and Peter Alistair Cameron and Wai Sang Poon and Hiu fai Ho and Annice Ling Mui Chang and Colin A. Graham and Timothy Hudson Rainer},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={146 4},
  pages={436-42}
}
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that women with traumatic brain injury have more favorable outcomes than do men because of higher levels of circulating estrogen and progesterone that may reduce brain edema. OBJECTIVES To determine whether there is any association between sex and mortality in TBI patients and whether there is any association between sex and brain edema. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study using data from 2001 to 2007 collected from a trauma registry in Hong Kong and the… CONTINUE READING
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