Validation of the Scandinavian guidelines for initial management of minimal, mild and moderate traumatic brain injury in adults.

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Abstract

Acute management of traumatic brain injury (TBI), in particular mild TBI, focuses on the detection of the 5-7 % who may be harboring potentially life-threatening intracranial hemorrhage (IH) using CT scanning. Guidelines intending to reduce unnecessary head CT scans using available clinical variables to detect those at high IH risk have shown varying results. Recently, the Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee (SNC) derived a new set of high-IH risk variables for adults with TBI using an evidence-based literature review. Unlike previous guidelines, the SNC guideline incorporates serum values of the brain protein S100B with clinical variables.

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  • Halmstad County Hospital
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  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Original languageEnglish
Article number292
JournalBMC Medicine
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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