Tag Archives: mortality

Accelerated death rate in population-based cohort of persons with traumatic brain injury

Specific chronic diseases strongly influenced postdischarge mortality after traumatic brain injury. Low socioeconomic status as measured by the type of insurance elevated the risk of death. Read article

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The impact of body mass index on treatment outcomes among traumatic brain injury patients

Obesity was associated with increased ICU mortality and prolonged dependency on mechanical ventilation, ILOS, and HLOS in patients with TBI. Read article

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Hypernatremia is associated with increased risk of mortality in pediatric severe traumatic brain injury

Acquired hypernatremia appears to signal higher risk of mortality in pediatric sTBI and is associated with a higher discharge level of care in sTBI survivors. Read article

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Long-term survival after traumatic brain injury

Among 6-month survivors, accounting for nonhead injuries resulted in a nonsignificant effect of TBI on long-term mortality. Read article

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Central Diabetes Insipidus in Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

The incidence of central diabetes insipidus in pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury is 18%. Mortality was associated with early central diabetes insipidus onset and cerebral edema on head computed tomography. Read article

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Impact of non-neurological complications in severe traumatic brain injury outcome

Low initial GCS, worst first CT scan, intracranial hypertension and AKI determined hospital mortality in severe TBI patients. Read article

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Risk and outcomes for traumatic brain injury in patients with mental disorders

Patients with mental disorders have an increased risk of TBI. Intensity of psychiatric medication is associated with increased post-injury mortality. Read article

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Role of early cell-free DNA levels decrease as a predictive marker of fatal outcome after severe traumatic brain injury

In summary we showed that severe TBI is associated with elevated cf-DNA levels and we propose that cf-DNA decrease during the first 24h may predict patient outcome. Read article

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Effect of diabetes mellitus on outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury in conjunction with diabetes mellitus is associated with an almost 1.5-fold increased mortality while compared to patients with isolated TBI without diabetes mellitus. Read article

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Mortality and long-term functional outcome associated with intracranial pressure after traumatic brain injury

Average ICP in the first 48 h of monitoring was an independent predictor of mortality and of a composite endpoint of functional and neuropsychological outcome at the 6-month follow-up in moderate or severe TBI patients. Read article

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