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Glasgow Coma Score für den Patienten mit Schädel-Hirn-Trauma [Glasgow Coma Scale in traumatic brain injury].
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Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review Publication Status: ppublish
Even 30 years after its first publication the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is still used worldwide to describe and assess coma. The GCS consists of three components, the ocular, motor and verbal response to standardized stimulation, and is used as a severity of illness indicator for coma of various origins. The GCS facilitates information transfer and monitoring changes in coma. In addition, it is used as a triage tool in patients with traumatic brain injury. Its prognostic value regarding the outcome after a traumatic brain injury still lacks evidence. One of the main problems is the evaluation of the GCS in sedated, paralysed and/or intubated patients. A multitude of pseudoscores exists but a universal definition has yet to be defined.
Brain Injuries/diagnosis, Brain Injuries/physiopathology, Glasgow Coma Scale, Humans, Predictive Value of Tests, Prognosis, Reproducibility of Results
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