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Prediction models for 6 month outcome after TBI


Admission Characteristics   Value
Age (14-99 years)
Motor Score
CT Classification
tSAH on CT
Epidural mass on CT
Glucose (3-20 mmol/L)
Hb (6-17 g/dL)

This model predicts outcome in the following patients:

Adults with head injury, Glasgow Coma Scale 12 or less.



Steyerberg EW, Mushkudiani N, Perel P, Butcher I, Lu J, McHugh GS, Murray GD, Marmarou A, Roberts I, Habbema JD, Maas AI. Predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury: Development and international validation of prognostic scores based on admission characteristics.
Submitted for publication (2007).
Grant support was provided by NIH NS 42691.


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The sequential prediction models may be used as an aid to estimate 6 month outcome in patients with severe or moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the prediction rule can only complement, never replace, clinical judgment and can therefore be used only as a decision-support system.


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