Development and Validation of a Nomogram for Predicting the Mortality after Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury

Thara Tunthanathip; Suphak Udomwitthayaphiban

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 347-354

  Objective: To determine the factors associated with mortality in penetrating brain injury (PTBI) and proposed the nomogram predicting the risk of death. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on all patients who had sustained PTBI between 2009 and 2018. Collected data included clinical characteristics, ...  Read More

Evaluation of Clinical Criteria for Performing Brain CT-Scan in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury; A New Diagnostic Probe

Roghieh Molaei-Langroudi; Ahmad Alizadeh; Ehsan Kazemnejad-Leili; Vahid Monsef-Kasmaie; Seyed-Younes Moshirian

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 269-277

  Objective: To investigate the risk factors that can be proper indications for performing brain computerized tomography (CT)-scan in patients with mild and moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) in order to avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation, saving on costs as well as time wasted in emergency wards.Methods: ...  Read More

Side Effects of Indomethacin in Refractory Post-traumatic Intracranial Hypertension: A comprehensive case study and review

Daniel Agustin Godoy; Pablo David Guerrero Suarez; Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Mario Di Napoli

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 143-151

  Intracranial hypertension (IH) is one of the final pathways of acute brain injury. In severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI), it independently predicts poor outcomes. Its control represents a key aspect of the management. Lack of response to conventional therapies signals a state of ‘’refractory ...  Read More

Outcome Determinants of Decompressive Craniectomy in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury; A Single Center Experience from Southern Iran

Hosseinali Khalili; Amin Niakan; Fariborz Ghaffarpasand; Arash Kiani; Reza Behjat

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 190-196

  Objective: To investigate the determinants of outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) undergoing decompressive craniectomy (DC) in a large level I trauma center in southern Iran.Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted during an 18-month period from 2013 to 2014 in ...  Read More

Sleep Quality among Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Cross-Sectional Study

Arash Mani; Seyed Ali Dastgheib; Atie Chanoor; Hosseinali Khalili; Laaya Ahmadzadeh; Jamshid Ahmadi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2015, , Pages 93-96

  Objective: To evaluate and describe the sleep quality in seven subscales among the patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and compare it with normal patterns.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted within a 6-month period from February to August 2014 in Shahid Rajaei trauma center ...  Read More

Diagnostic Accuracy of Peripheral White Blood Cell Count, Fever and Acute Leukocutosis for Bacterial Meningitis in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Hosseinali Khalili; Golnaz Yadollahikhales; Mohammad Isaee

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 53-58

  Objective: To determine the diagnostic value of serum white blood cell (WBC) count, fever (>38˚C) and WBC rise (>10%) for bacterial meningitis in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Shahid Rajaei hospital affiliated with Shiraz ...  Read More

Prediction of Consciousness Recovery in Coma after Traumatic Brain Injury by Disorder of Consciousness Scale (DOCS)

Somaye Kavusipur; Zahra Rojhani Shirazi; Zahra Ardekani; Soqra Omidi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, , Pages 86-89

  Objective: To determine the prediction value of disorder of consciousness scale (DOCS) for consciousness recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI) leading to coma.Methods: This is a descriptive-cross-sectional study of the correlation between the level of patients’ consciousness in the first and ...  Read More