Severe Traumatic Brain Injury at a Tertiary Referral Center in Tanzania: Epidemiology and Adherence to Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Injuries, Traumatic
  • Guideline Adherence

abstract

  • Mortality of patients with severe TBI at Bugando Medical Center, Tanzania, is approximately twice that in high-income countries. ICU care, CT imaging, cABP and ICP monitoring are underutilized or unavailable in the tertiary referral hospital setting. Improving outcomes after severe TBI will require concerted investment in pre-hospital care as well as improvement in availability of ICU resources, CT imaging and expertise in multidisciplinary care.

publication date

  • September 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5575962

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.05.101

PubMed ID

  • 28559070

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 238

end page

  • 248

volume

  • 105