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Chapter 16 - Anaesthesia for Emergency Neurosurgery

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 April 2020

Peter C. Whitfield
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Jessie Welbourne
University Hospitals, Plymouth
Elfyn Thomas
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Fiona Summers
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Maggie Whyte
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Peter J. Hutchinson
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
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An estimated 1.4 million people per year attend Emergency Departments in the UK following head trauma.1 Approximately 10% of these patients have a moderate or severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with a Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) <12 or <9 respectively. TBI results in more than 3600 Intensive Care admissions per year2 and remains the leading cause of mortality in patients aged under 25 with 6–10 brain injury deaths per 100 000 of population per annum.1

Traumatic Brain Injury
A Multidisciplinary Approach
, pp. 197 - 206
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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