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Risk Factors in Severe Head Injury

  • H.-E. Nau
  • V. Reinhard
  • E. B. Bongartz
  • R. Floßdorf
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 28)

Abstract

The evaluation of prognostic and risk factors has been one of the most important topics in neurotraumatology. These factors would enable the neurosurgeon to modify therapeutic procedures according to prognosis. Different authors have tried to determine the outcome of injured patients by analysis of clinical data: age9, ICP15,16 CBF and cerebral metabolic rate for oxygen4, motor posturing and oculocephalic reflexes1,2, and EEG patterns3,12. Studies based on neurological findings and their relations to patients’ outcome were given by different authors5,6,8,10,11,13,14.

Keywords

Head Injury Severe Head Injury Skull Fracture Severe Brain Injury Cerebral Metabolic Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-E. Nau
    • 1
  • V. Reinhard
    • 2
  • E. B. Bongartz
    • 1
  • R. Floßdorf
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurosurgical ClinicEssen UniversityFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institute of NeuropathologyEssen UniversityFederal Republic of Germany

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