Analysis of factors influencing outcome in head injury patients: A study of 200 cases
Author(s): Dr. Mayuresh Rampurkar, Dr. Abhilash Pawar and Dr. Pulkit Mehta
Abstract:Background: A clear Understanding of injury patterns, causes and outcome of patients of head injury is essential for establishment of preventive strategies as well as treatment protocols. Such data is lacking in our environment as no local study has been done. The objective of this study is to determine age and sex distribution of head injury cases, etiological factors, indications of surgical interventions, various complications and their management, morbidity and mortality of head injury patients and the risk factors associated with morbidity and mortality. So as to improve management of head injury patients.
Methods: This was a prospective study carried out at Dept. of surgery at us tertiary care center over a period of two years from October 2015 to September 2017. Patients who were admitted in wards and ICU of all age groups and of both sexes having head injury were selected for analysis.
Results and conclusion: incidence of head injury was more in younger age males, rural population, evening and night time. Adverse outcomes were associated with Alcoholism, poor GCS presence of comorbidities.