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Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care (EPIC) study: the effects of prehospital traumatic brain injury treatment guideline on brain trauma patient survival

July 1, 2019
General, Trauma
By: 
Vincent Y. Wang, MD, PhD
Source: 
JAMA Surgery

Implementing in-hospital evidence-based traumatic brain injury (TBI) guidelines improves severe TBI patient outcomes.  Prehospital interventions by emergency medical services (EMS) may also mitigate secondary brain injury.  The EPIC study analyzes use of prehospital Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines TBI management by...

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Subperiosteal vs Subdural Drains After Burr-Hole Drainage of Chronic Subdural Hematoma (cSDH-Drain-Trial)

July 1, 2019
General, Trauma
By: 
Katherine E. Wagner, MD
Jamie S. Ullman, MD
Source: 
Neurosurgery

Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) drainage is one of the most common neurosurgical procedures. Previous studies show that subdural drain (SDD) use reduces the risk of repeat drainage, but others propose that an extracranial subperiosteal drain (SPD) is safer and equally...