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Head-injured subjects aged over 50 years: correlations between variables of trauma and neuropsychological follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1607886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neuropsychological follow-up was studied in 70 consecutive head-injured subjects aged over 50 years. Diffuse deterioration (28%), moderate deterioration (25%) and dementia (21%) were the most frequent sequelae. Analysis of correlations between neuropsychological sequelae and trauma variables showed that: (1) mild trauma did not necessarily imply good prognosis and could be followed by very severe consequences; (2) duration of post-traumatic amnesia was correlated with coma duration but not with neuropsychological outcome; (3) on the whole, no prognostic predictor of the outcome was found.
A Mazzucchi; R Cattelani; G Missale; M Gugliotta; R Brianti; M Parma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology     Volume:  239     ISSN:  0340-5354     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-21     Completed Date:  1992-07-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423161     Medline TA:  J Neurol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Parma, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Brain Injuries / physiopathology,  psychology*
Chi-Square Distribution
Coma / physiopathology
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
Regression Analysis
Trauma Severity Indices

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