Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2015
The purpose of this investigation was to identify the clinical and radiological predictors of outcome including (age, GCS, RTS, GAP,
CT finding, systemic injuries, mode of trauma and pupil reactivity) in patients with isolated head trauma presented to the
Emergency Department at Alexandria Main University Hospital. Mortality rate is higher in older age group above of 60 (83%) it was
highly significant (<0.001*). In patients having only tSAH (34% of total), 75 patients (62.5%) had poor outcome. patients had a GCS
score 8 or less (72.72%) had GOS V score. Mortality rate is higher in patients with both dilated pupils (70%). There is a highly
significant relation between hypotension and the outcome (p=<0.001*), 20%of patients were hypotensive when they presented in
casualty, (78.5%) of them had poor prognosis. 81.25% of patients who had hypoxia at the time of presentation had unfavorable
outcome. GAP and RTS score were high significantly associated with adverse outcome both of them with p value (<0.001*).
Keywords: Traumatic brain injury, outcome, prediction.
Published online 11 July, 2015
© 2015 Published by Global Science Publishing Group, USA
How to Cite this Article:
Dina Ismail Salama, Ahmed Gaber Maray, and Wassem Hamed. (2015). Identification of clinical and radiological
predictors of outcome in head trauma patients in the emergency department. Biolife, 3(3), pp 644-652.
Link to this article: http://biolifejournal.com/10.17812_blj.2015.3311.html