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Retrospective observation of 6-month survival following decompressive craniectomy in a London major trauma and stroke centre
Critical Care volume 16, Article number: P309 (2012)
Data were drawn (1 January 2006 to 30 June 2011) from three hospital databases following approval by the institutional board.
There were 2,148 neurosurgical admissions with 71 undergoing DC. Forty-eight of 71 (67.6%) survived to hospital discharge and 21/33 in both TBI and stroke groups survived to 6 months. See Table 1.
Survival following DC in this institution compares favourably with published data. Reduced survival in 2011 may be a case-mix effect related to increased tertiary referrals. We will now prospectively collect these data including quality-of-life measures.
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Dawson, J., Hopkins, P., Ling, J. et al. Retrospective observation of 6-month survival following decompressive craniectomy in a London major trauma and stroke centre. Crit Care 16, P309 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1186/cc10916
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