The effect of gender on patients with moderate to severe head injuries.

@article{Berry2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of gender on patients with moderate to severe head injuries.},
  author={Cherisse Berry and Eric J. Ley and Areti K Tillou and Gil Cryer and Daniel R. Margulies and Ali Salim},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={950-3}
}
BACKGROUND Male and female nervous systems respond differently to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and in vivo research relates this difference to neuroprotection from female sex hormones. Attempts to replicate female sex hormone-related neuroprotection in clinical studies have been unsuccessful. The objective of this study was to determine whether gender or menopausal status affects mortality in patients with moderate to severe TBI. METHODS A retrospective review of all patients with isolated… CONTINUE READING
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