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The changing face of major trauma in the UK.
AIM: Major trauma (MT) has traditionally been viewed as a disease of young men caused by high-energy transfer mechanisms of injury, which has been reflected in the configuration of MT services. With ageing populations in ...
Outcome of penetrating intracranial injuries in a military setting.
BACKGROUND: Penetrating intracranial injuries are common in the deployed military medical environment. Early assessment of prognosis includes initial conscious level. There has been no previous identification of different ...
An evaluation of the use of a two-tiered trauma team activation system in a UK major trauma centre.
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND: Appropriate activation of multidisciplinary trauma teams improves outcome for severely injured patients but can disrupt normal service in the rest of the hospital. Derriford Hospital uses a ...
Older patients with traumatic brain injury present with a higher GCS score than younger patients for a given severity of injury.
INTRODUCTION: Recent evidence suggests that presenting GCS may be higher in older rather than younger patients for an equivalent anatomical severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The aim of this study was to confirm ...