Repeat head computed tomography after minimal brain injury identifies the need for craniotomy in the absence of neurologic change.

@article{Thorson2013RepeatHC,
  title={Repeat head computed tomography after minimal brain injury identifies the need for craniotomy in the absence of neurologic change.},
  author={Chad M. Thorson and Robert M Van Haren and Christian A. Otero and Gerardo A. Guarch and Emiliano Curia and Jos{\'e} M. Barrera and Alexander M. Busko and Nicholas Namias and Malcolm Ross Bullock and Alan Livingstone and Kenneth G. Proctor},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={
          967-73 ; discussion 973-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND In this era of cost containment, the value of routine repeat head computed tomography (CT) in patients with mild TBI (mTBI) and no interval neurologic change has been challenged. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that routine repeat head CT provides critical information after mTBI even with no neurologic change. METHODS From January 1996 to May 2010, records from all patients admitted to our Level I trauma center with an arrival Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of… CONTINUE READING
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