Neuro-link, a computer-assisted database for head injury in intensive care

G. Citerio, N. Stocchetti, M. Cormio, L. Beretta

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Reliable information is vital for clinical trials, so we developed a database, for head trauma victims admitted to neuro-intensive care units (NICU). This database, first step in a sequential project, comprises 176 selected fields mainly focused on the early post-traumatic phase and has a user-friendly computerized interface. The software was tested for a trimester in 18 Italian neuro-intensive care units. The paper describes the main features of the database, the results of a three months' data collection test, its limitations and its potential improvements. A description of the database fields and a brief summary of the 282 patients included so far are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-776
Number of pages8
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Database
  • Head injury
  • Intensive care
  • Outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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