I traumi cranici ed il soccorso extraospedaliero. Valutazione dell'efficacia del trattamento precoce.

Translated title of the contribution: Cranial trauma and prehospital care. Evaluation of the effectiveness of early treatment

G. Gordini, A. Feoli, T. Pasini, M. Vinelli

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Abstract

The role of pre-hospital care is still to be stressed especially in case of head injuries. We compared two groups of head injuries (total 50 patients, 38 politrauma) transported by traditional ambulance (28 patients) or by EMS helicopter (22). The two populations had similar values of the considered indices (TS, ISS, GCS, TRISS). They significantly were different only for the "free therapy time". Patients transported by ambulance showed an higher incidence (p less than 0.01) of acute complications (like hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock) despite the same gravity score indices. The index applied for the follow-up valuation, does not show any difference in the two groups. This may be due to the unreliability of the used scores if they are applied without any correlation with the quality of care during the transport.

Translated title of the contributionCranial trauma and prehospital care. Evaluation of the effectiveness of early treatment
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)217-220
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume58
Issue number4 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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