Original Publication Date
The New England Journal of Medicine
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Date of Submission
To discover which factors contributed to recovery after surgical intracranial decompression, we reviewed the records of 82 consecutive comatose patients with traumatic acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) who were treated in a single center under a uniform protocol. The delay from injury to operation was the factor of greatest therapeutic importance. Patients who underwent surgery within the first four hours had a 30 per cent mortality rate, as compared with 90 per cent in those who had surgery after four hours (P
From The New England Journal of Medicine, Seelig, J.M., Becker, D.P., Miller, J.D., et al., Traumatic Acute Subdural Hematoma — Major Mortality Reduction in Comatose Patients Treated within Four Hours, Vol. 304, Page 1511, Copyright © 1981 Massachusetts Medical Society. Reprinted with permission.
Is Part Of
VCU Biostatistics Publications