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Adding up the Glasgow Coma Score

  • G. Teasdale
  • G. Murray
  • L. Parker
  • B. Jennett
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 28)

Abstract

Since the Glasgow Coma Scale was described1 a great number of other contres have adopted it, and Langfitt2 has recommended its widespread use in assessing head injured patients. The scale consists of three separate responses: eye opening (E). verbal (V), and motor responses (M), each classified by a series of grades of responsiveness. Each subdivision of responsiveness can be allocated a number, better grades scoring higher.

Keywords

Glasgow Coma Scale Motor Response Glasgow Coma Score Severe Head Injury Head Injured Patient 
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References

  1. 1.
    Teasdale, G., Jennett, B., Assessment of coma and impaired consciousness. A practical scale. Lancet 11 (1974), 81 84.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Langfitt, T. W., Measuring the outcome from head injuries. J. Neurosurg. 48 (1978), 673–678.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Jennett, B., Teasdale, G., Galbraith, S., Braakman, R., Avezaat, C., Minderhoud, J., Heiden, J., Kurze, T., Murray, G., Parker, L. (1979). Prognosis in patients with severe head injury. Proceedings of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies. Paris, July 1979.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Teasdale
    • 1
  • G. Murray
    • 1
  • L. Parker
    • 1
  • B. Jennett
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General HospitalUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland

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