Variation in neurosurgical management of traumatic brain injury: a survey in 68 centers participating in the CENTER-TBI study
Thomas A van Essen, Hugo F den Boogert, Maryse C Cnossen, Godard CW de Ruiter, Iain Haitsma, Suzanne Polinder, Ewout W Steyerberg, David Menon, Andrew IR Maas, Hester F Lingsma, Wilco C Peul, Ackerlund Cecilia, Adams Hadie, Agnoletti Vanni, Allanson Judith, Amrein Krisztina, Andaluz Norberto, Andelic Nada, Andreassen Lasse, Antun Azasevac Show all
ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is challenging, with only low-quality evidence. We aimed to explore differences in neurosurgical strategies for TBI across Europe. METHODS: A survey was sent to 68 centers participating in the Collaborative European Neurotrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury (CENTER-TBI) study. The questionnaire contained 21 questions, including the decision when to operate (or not) on traumatic acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) and intracerebral hematoma (ICH), and when to perform a decompressive craniectomy (DC) in raised intracranial pressure (ICP). RESULTS: The survey was completed by 68 centers (100%). On average, 10 neu..View full abstract
Awarded by European Union
Awarded by Hersenstichting Nederland (Dutch Brain Foundation)
This study was funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Program (grant 602150) for Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury (CENTER-TBI) and the Hersenstichting Nederland (Dutch Brain Foundation, grant PS2014-06) for The Dutch Neurotraumatology Quality Registry (Net-QuRe). There is no industry affiliation.