The role of headache management in minor head injury before performing brain CT scan--can intravenous morphine sulfate predict intracranial injury?

@article{Ahmadi2014TheRO,
  title={The role of headache management in minor head injury before performing brain CT scan--can intravenous morphine sulfate predict intracranial injury?},
  author={Koorosh Ahmadi and Amir Masoud Hashemian and Elham Pishbin and Ali Taheriniya and Saba Jafarpour and Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar},
  journal={Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={432-6}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine the association between the responses of headache to IV morphine and the findings of brain CT scan in minor head injury (MHI), and to propose a new risk indicator to identify patients requiring CT scanning. METHODS A total of 1857 MHI patients ≥15 years of age, presenting with headache and a GCS score of 14 or 15 were included in the study. Intravenous morphine sulfate was administered, and thereafter, patients were assessed for the relief or… CONTINUE READING