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Cambridge University Press (CUP), Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 01(44), p. 112-115

DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2016.320

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Mechanism of Death after Decompressive Craniectomy in Non-Traumatic Brain Injury

Journal article published in 2016 by Kimberley Trickey, Laura Hornby, Sam D. Shemie, Jeanne Teitelbaum ORCID
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Abstract

AbstractDecompressive craniectomy (DC) after devastating brain injury (DBI) may influence the manner in which patients die, having implications for end-of-life care and organ donation. We performed a retrospective review of deaths following a non-traumatic DBI between 2008 and 2012. 160 patients were reviewed; 26 were treated with DC and 134 received standard care. There was no relationship between DC and mechanism of death, (OR 1.18, 95% CI 0.44-3.17). Prospective studies are required to confirm these preliminary finding. DC studies should report the mechanism of death.