Harding-Goldson, Hyacinth; Crandon, Ivor W.; McDonald, Archibald H. ; Bruce, C. A.; Ferron-Boothe, Doreen; Rhoden, Ann Marie; Meeks-Aitken, Nicola
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive
Descriptive Epidemiology of the Surgical and Intensive Care Needs of Craniocerebral Trauma Patients Transferred to the University Hosptal of the West Indies [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Objective: To document the surgical requirements and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) needs of head-injured patients transferred to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). Method: This is a prospective, descriptive, analytical study. All head-injured patients tranferred to the UHWI between January 1998 and December 2000 were identified from the prospectively collected data in the trauma registry of the Department of Surgey, Radiology, Anaesthesia and intensive Care of the UHWI. Data were expressed as frequencies or means with standard deviations as appropriate and were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 10.0.....