Crandon, Ivor W.; Harding, Hyacinth E.; Bruce, C. A.; McDonald, Archibald H.; Ferron-Boothe, Doreen; Rhoden, Ann Marie; Meeks-Aitken, Nicola
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Departemnt of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Outcome of Severe Head Injury in a Developing Country Using Evidence-Based Guidelines. [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Objective: To determine the cause, profile and outcome of severe head injury treated at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) using evidence-based guidelines and to compare the results with those of the Traumatic Coma Data Bank (TCDB). Methods: Prospective, descriptive, analytical study of all patients admitted to the UHWI with severe head injury from January 1999 to December 2003, as identified from the prospectively collected data in the trauma registry of the Deaprtment of Surgery of the UHWI. Biographical and clinical data were obtained. Data were expressed as frequencies or means with standard deviations as appropriate and analysed using the SPSS version 10.0....