Prothrombin Time role in Head Injury & Intracranial Hematomas, A prospective Study of 325 cases

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02/4/2014 10:38 AM

Prothrombin Time role in Head Injury & Intracranial Hematomas, A prospective Study of 325 cases


Dr Ahmed A Salam Al Atraqchi MBChB , FICMS , FICS, ATLS
Eman Abdul Gafour M.Sc.,ph.D.  


Abstract
 
Objective: Aimed to asses the role of PT estimation in early diagnosis and predicting the extent and the outcome of head injury with ICerH and/ or Contusion
Method :PT was measured by Digiclot 818 Group –1: One hundred consecutive head injured patients admitted at Neurosurgical and Al Ramadi teaching hospitals were initially estimated for prothrombin time and subsequently scanned Group-2 : Two hundred twenty five consecutive non scanned head injured patients admitted to Neurosurgical and Al Ramadi teaching hospitals were estimated with prothrombin time at the time of insult and subsequently for the next two weeks Clinical and neurological evaluation (GCS) score in addition to computerized tomography scan was done for both groups .





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