Journal article

Epidemiology and 12-month outcomes from traumatic brain injury in australia and new zealand.

John A Myburgh, D James Cooper, Simon R Finfer, Balasubramanian Venkatesh, Daryl Jones, Alisa Higgins, Nicole Bishop, Tracey Higlett, undefined Australasian Traumatic Brain Injury Study (ATBIS) Investigators for the Australian, undefined New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group

J Trauma | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: An epidemiologic profile of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Australia and New Zealand was obtained following the publication of international evidence-based guidelines. METHODS: Adult patients with TBI admitted to the intensive care units (ICU) of major trauma centers were studied in a 6-month prospective inception cohort study. Data including mechanisms of injury, prehospital interventions, secondary insults, operative and intensive care management, and outcome assessments 12-months postinjury were collected. RESULTS: There were 635 patients recruited from 16 centers. The mean (+/-SD) age was 41.6 years +/- 19.6 years; 74.2% were men; 61.4% were due to vehicular trauma, 24.9% we..

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