D is for Disability (part 2 of 2)

Severe Head Injury: is any treatment proven to work? Join us as we explore the literature behind currently accepted treatments for serious traumatic brain injury, in particular the role for therapeutic hypothermia. Of all the things we do in the ED for severely head-injured children in the acute phase, the most important are probably to maintain oxygenation and perfusion of the brain.  The evidence...

October 20th, 2010 by colinparker 

D is for Disability (part 1 of 2)

Back to the alphabet! D is for Disability, meaning: clinical assessment of neurologic function or dysfunction… In this episode we talk about the assessment of neurologic status in the unwell or injured child, with particular reference to the Glasgow Coma Scale and its children, being various iterations of a Pediatric GCS. What is the validity and utility of these scales? Are they any more useful...

October 7th, 2010 by colinparker