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Age and Outcome of Severe Head Injury

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

Abstract

Opinions about the importance of age as a prognostic factor after head injury have varied. For instance, Carlsson et al.1 emphasized a close correlation between increasing age and a decreasing change of mental recovery; but others2 report that age has little influence on the prospects for recovery.

Keywords

Head Injury Severe Disability Brain Damage Severe Head Injury Intensive Management 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Teasdale
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Skene
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Parker
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Jennett
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Neurological SciencesGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of NottinghamEngland

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