Surgery to remove clots from the brain are associated with poorer outcome for those with very severe and mild traumatic brain injuries.
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Do people who have surgery to remove a clot from the brain after a traumatic brain injury have a less favorable long-term recovery than those who do not need that surgery?
Past Studies found that older people who required surgery for removal of a blood clot did not generally fare as well as those people who did not require surgery. Others found,
This Study included 341 people who were admitted to a hospital after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. One hundred and thirteen people who required one or more surgeries to remove a clot were compared with 232 people required no surgery. Each person’s recovery was assessed using the Disability Rating Scale, which is sensitive to long-term recovery changes. The researchers found that people with moderate brain injury fared about as well whether they required surgery or not. People with mild and severe brain injury who required surgery did not do as well as those with
Who is Affected by this Study
People with brain injury who underwent one or more surgeries for the removal of blood
The study group had an unusually large percentage of people who were injured as the result of violence. In addition, educational levels, racial
Mild and severe brain injury that requires surgery for clot removal is more likely to result in poorer outcomes.
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