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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2008 Jun 26;128(13):1524-7.

[Scandinavian guidelines for prehospital management of severe traumatic brain injury].

[Article in Norwegian]

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Nevrokirurgisk avdeling, Universitetssykehuset Nord Norge, 9038 Tromsø.


Head trauma is the cause the death for many young persons. The number of fatalities can be reduced through systematic management. Prevention of secondary brain injury combined with the fastest possible transport to a neurosurgical unit, have been shown to effectively reduce mortality and morbidity. Evidence-based guidelines already exist that focus on all steps in the process. In the present article members of the Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee present recommendations on prehospital management of traumatic brain injury adapted to the infrastructure of the Nordic region.

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