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Sequelae associated with head injuries in patients who were not hospitalized: a follow-up survey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6709157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data about sequelae associated with head injuries in patients presenting at a suburban hospital but not hospitalized were collected from emergency department medical records and two follow-up telephone interviews. During the study period 669 patients with head injuries were discharged from the emergency department. Of these, 288 were asked to participate in the study, 275 (95%) agreed, and 262 (91%) were eventually contacted. Participants and nonparticipants were compared on six variables and differed significantly only on age--younger patients were more likely to be included. Forty-eight hours after trauma, 52% of the respondents suffered headaches, 14% complained of dizziness, and 13% complained of drowsiness. One week after trauma, the complaints were headaches in 27%, dizziness in 11%, and drowsiness in 9%. Twenty-seven per cent had not resumed normal activity at 48 hours after trauma, and 13% had not at 1 week. Sixty-six per cent of the patients followed the patient instructions regarding head injuries.
R Coonley-Hoganson; N Sachs; B T Desai; S Whitman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0148-396X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  1984 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-23     Completed Date:  1984-05-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Sleep Stages
Unconsciousness / etiology
Vertigo / etiology

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