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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury: practical prognostic models based on large cohort of international patients -- MRC CRASH Trial Collaborators 336 (7641): 425 -- BMJ

Predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury: practical prognostic models based on large cohort of international patients -- MRC CRASH Trial Collaborators 336 (7641): 425 -- BMJ:

"In a basic model prognostic indicators included age, Glasgow coma scale, pupil reactivity, and the presence of major extracranial injury

In a CT model additional indicators were the presence of petechial haemorrhages, obliteration of the third ventricle or basal cisterns, subarachnoid bleeding, mid-line shift, and non-evacuated haematoma

The strength of predictors of outcomes varies according to whether patients are from high or low-middle income countries"