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Minerva Anestesiol. 1980 Jun;46(6):703-8.

[Clinical aspects of the prognosis of skull and brain injuries. A study of 108 cases].

[Article in Italian]


An assessment is made of the extent to which age and the degree an seriousness of the initial neurological picture influenced prognosis in a series of 108 subjects with brain injuries treated in the Siena Hospital Intensive Care Unit between 1974 and 1977. Neurological disease was classified according to Posner and Plum. Mortality was 46.2%. In most cases, age tended to exacerbate the neurological syndrome from the outset. It also facilitated the appearance of respiratory sepsis, which aggravated the brian picture in its turn. Age differences, however, seemed to be of lesser prognostic value when the neurological syndrome was very serious from the beginning.

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