publication . Other literature type . Article . 1970


O. Heiskanen; P. Sipponen;
  • Published: 01 Aug 1970
  • Publisher: Wiley
The data concerning the mortality in severe brain injury and the disability caused by it were analysed. We classified as severe those head injuries which caused unconsciousness for more than 24 hours. The series presented consists of 204 patients. The follow-up time was from three to five years. The total mortality was 50 per cent, but increased steeply in older age groups. The mortality in patients over 60 years of age was 78 per cent, but among those under 20 years it was 38 per cent. Three years after the injury 43 per cent of the survivors were totally disabled. Less than 30 per cent of patients over 50 years of age were able to return to their former work, ...
free text keywords: Neurology, Clinical Neurology, General Medicine
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