AN AUDIT OF THE MORTALITY DUE TO SEVERE HEAD INJURIES IN A NEURO-SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

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Mumtaz Ali
Khalid Mahmood Khan
Muhammad Kamran
Muhammad Said
Ramzan Hussain
Hamzullah Khan
Naeem Khan

Abstract

Objective:

 

To analyze the data of patients died in neurosurgical intensive care unit due to severe head

Methodology:

 

This retrospective study was conducted in neurosurgical intensive care unit in Lady Reading

Hospital, Peshawar from January to December 2007. The Clinical record of all the patients presenting

with severe head injuries, who then expired in neurosurgical intensive care unit was collected. The record

was analyzed accordingly for discussion and recommendations.

Results:

 

Out of 112 patients, majority were young adults (n=64, 57.14%) followed by children (n=34,

30.35%) and elderly (n=10, 8.92%). Road traffic accidents were the major cause of presentation (n=75,

66.96%) followed by history of fall (n=23, 20.53%) and fire arm injuries (n=13, 11.60%). The correctable

surgical causes were present only in 18 patients (16.07%) and the majority 94 (83.92%) were given

conservative management. Among the non-surgical cases, both ventilatory therapy in 7 (6.25%) and

tracheostomy in 39 (34.82%) patients failed to change the outcome.

Conclusion:

 

Road traffic accident was the major contributor in the mortality in patients presenting to

neurosurgical intensive care unit. Most involved were young adults.

injuries.

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Ali M, Khan KM, Kamran M, Said M, Hussain R, Khan H, Khan N. AN AUDIT OF THE MORTALITY DUE TO SEVERE HEAD INJURIES IN A NEURO-SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 21 [cited 2023 Dec. 5];25(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1124
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