Computed Tomography–Estimated Specific Gravity at Hospital Admission Predicts 6-Month Outcome in Mild-to-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit

Anesthesia & Analgesia, 04/25/2012

In this mild–to–moderate traumatic brain injury (MM–TBI) cohort admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), estimate specific gravity (eSG) of routine computed tomography (CT) scans was correlated with mortality, ICU severity, and predicted 6–month poor outcome. An external validation with studies that include the spectrum of TBI severities is warranted to confirm the results.

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