Update 1990 pp 529-534 | Cite as

Primary Treatment in Severe Head Injury

  • C. Simon
  • D. Scheidegger
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 10)


Brain injury remains the primary cause of death in the majority of all severe head accidents [1]. One-fourth of the more than 400 000 patients hospitalized yearly in the United States after head injury suffer from severe brain injury and are admitted to intensive care with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 8 or less. As mortality in this group is very high [2], head injury remains a major medical and socio-economic problem.


Head Injury Glasgow Coma Scale Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Cerebral Oxygen Severe Head Injury 
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  • D. Scheidegger

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