There are a number of parallel activities world wide to devise guidelines for the treatment of head injuries. A Group of neurosurgeons from various European countries worked on guidelines during three informal meetings, which may serve as a base for discussion of national or local protocols. Three levels of certainty were distinguished: Measures that must be taken which such a high degree of certainty, that they have not seriously been challenged-principles. Measures, that should be taken, as there is reasonable evidence in the literature about its efficacy-recommendations and measures that may be taken, but proof of its efficacy is lacking-optional measures. Protocols based on these guidelines are felt to help young neurosurgeons in training, define neurosurgical needs for other specialities and enhance the general efficacy of care for the head injured patient including multiple injuries.
|Titolo:||Guidelines for treatment of head injury in adults. Opinions of a group of neurosurgeons.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|