The prognostic value of injury severity, location of event, and age at injury in pediatric traumatic head injuries.

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http://hdl.handle.net/2336/41918
Title:
The prognostic value of injury severity, location of event, and age at injury in pediatric traumatic head injuries.
Authors:
Halldorsson, Jonas G; Flekkoy, Kjell M; Arnkelsson, Gudmundur B; Tomasson, Kristinn; Gudmundsson, Kristinn R; Arnarson, Eirikur Orn
Citation:
Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2008, 4(2):405-12
Issue Date:
1-Apr-2008
Abstract:
AIMS: To estimate the prognostic value of injury severity, location of event, and demographic parameters, for symptoms of pediatric traumatic head injury (THI) 4 years later. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively from Reykjavik City Hospital on all patients age 0-19 years, diagnosed with THI (n = 408) during one year. Information was collected on patient demographics, location of traumatic event, cause of injury, injury severity, and ICD-9 diagnosis. Injury severity was estimated according to the Head Injury Severity Scale (HISS). Four years post-injury, a questionnaire on late symptoms attributed to the THI was sent. RESULTS: Symptoms reported were more common among patients with moderate/severe THI than among others (p < 0.001). The event location had prognostic value (p < 0.05). Overall, 72% of patients with moderate/severe motor vehicle-related THI reported symptoms. There was a curvilinear age effect (p < 0.05). Symptoms were least frequent in the youngest age group, 0-4 years, and most frequent in the age group 5-14 years. Gender and urban/rural residence were not significantly related to symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Motor vehicle related moderate/severe THI resulted in a high rate of late symptoms. Location had a prognostic value. Patients with motor vehicle-related THI need special consideration regardless of injury severity.
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dc.contributor.authorHalldorsson, Jonas G-
dc.contributor.authorFlekkoy, Kjell M-
dc.contributor.authorArnkelsson, Gudmundur B-
dc.contributor.authorTomasson, Kristinn-
dc.contributor.authorGudmundsson, Kristinn R-
dc.contributor.authorArnarson, Eirikur Orn-
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-05T11:31:05Z-
dc.date.available2008-12-05T11:31:05Z-
dc.date.issued2008-04-01-
dc.date.submitted2008-12-05-
dc.identifier.citationNeuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2008, 4(2):405-12en
dc.identifier.issn1176-6328-
dc.identifier.pmid18728737-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/41918-
dc.descriptionTo access full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink "View/Open" at the bottom of this pageen
dc.description.abstractAIMS: To estimate the prognostic value of injury severity, location of event, and demographic parameters, for symptoms of pediatric traumatic head injury (THI) 4 years later. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively from Reykjavik City Hospital on all patients age 0-19 years, diagnosed with THI (n = 408) during one year. Information was collected on patient demographics, location of traumatic event, cause of injury, injury severity, and ICD-9 diagnosis. Injury severity was estimated according to the Head Injury Severity Scale (HISS). Four years post-injury, a questionnaire on late symptoms attributed to the THI was sent. RESULTS: Symptoms reported were more common among patients with moderate/severe THI than among others (p < 0.001). The event location had prognostic value (p < 0.05). Overall, 72% of patients with moderate/severe motor vehicle-related THI reported symptoms. There was a curvilinear age effect (p < 0.05). Symptoms were least frequent in the youngest age group, 0-4 years, and most frequent in the age group 5-14 years. Gender and urban/rural residence were not significantly related to symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Motor vehicle related moderate/severe THI resulted in a high rate of late symptoms. Location had a prognostic value. Patients with motor vehicle-related THI need special consideration regardless of injury severity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDove Medical Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=1033en
dc.subject.meshPubMed - in processen
dc.titleThe prognostic value of injury severity, location of event, and age at injury in pediatric traumatic head injuries.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychological Health Services, Landspitali University Hospital Reykjavik, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalNeuropsychiatric disease and treatmenten

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