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Table 1 Demographic data of 69 patients suffering from severe traumatic brain injury.

From: Differential influence of arterial blood glucose on cerebral metabolism following severe traumatic brain injury

Parameters Median, range or %
Age (years) 38, 18 to 65
Gender 76% male
Initial GCS 11, 3 to 15
ISS 34, 12 to 54
Isolated TBI 25%
Mortality (%) 26%
Isolated lesions (%) 32%
EDH 2%
SDH 8%
Contusions 12%
tSAH 4%
Oedema 6%
Mixed lesions (%) 68%
Predominant side of brain lesion  
Right 22%
Left 11%
Bilateral 67%
Cannulation of right jugular vein  
Right-sided lesions 13, 87%
Left-sided lesions 7, 88%
Bilateral lesions 42, 91%
Length of ICU (days)  
Survivors 16, 2 to 52
Deceased 10, 2 to 43
Duration of jugular bulb (days)  
Survivors 10, 2 to 24
Deceased 7, 2 to 15
  1. EDH = epidural haematoma; GCS = Glasgow Coma Scale; ICU = intensive care unit; ISS = injury severity score; SDH = subdural haematoma; TBI = traumatic brain injury; tSAH = traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage.