J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 Nov;91(5):861-866
From the Division of Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery (M.E.K., P.D., K.I.B., K.R., M.L., J.N.), University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA; Center for Statistical Consulting (K.A.K.), University of California, Irvine; and Department of Surgery, Los Angeles, CA (K.I.).
Introduction: The incidence and factors related to early cognitive impairment (ECI) after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in pediatric trauma patients (PTPs) are unknown. Prior data in the adult population demonstrated an ECI incidence of 51% after mTBI and strong correlation with initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and Brain Injury Guidelines (BIG) category. Therefore, we hypothesized that ECI is common after mTBI in PTPs and associated with initial GCS and BIG category. Read More