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Analysis of pediatric subdural empyema outcome in relation to computerized tomography brain scan

Md. Ralib@Md. Raghib, Ahmad Razali and Mohd Ariff, Abdul Rahman and Shuaib, Ibrahim Lutfi and Naing, Nyi Nyi and George, P Jain and Abdullah, Jafri Malin (2004) Analysis of pediatric subdural empyema outcome in relation to computerized tomography brain scan. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 35 (2). pp. 434-444. ISSN 0125-1562

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A cross-sectional study was conducted to predict the outcome in patients with subdural empyema, using initial and post-treatment CT scan brain parameters. Data collection was done on those children who were diagnosed to have subdural empyema by CT scan of the brain with contrast, who underwent burrhole evacuation, from February 2000 until April 2002. Numerous factors, such as coma or loss of unconsciousness at diagnosis, age, types of antibiotic, microbiology, extension of empyema, associated cerebral infarction and ventriculitis, were analyzed. Poor prognosis was associated with loss of consciousness, and hypodensity by CT scan at presentation (p < 0.005). Patients with an extensive subdural empyema will have a good outcome if they are treated early and aggressively with antibiotics and burrhole evacuation.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3691/1388
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infant, Contrast Media, Empyema: Subdural, Humans, Tomography: Emission-Computed, Female, Drainage, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Treatment Outcome, Asia: Southeastern, Male, Cross-Sectional Studies, Prognosis, Neurosurgical Procedures
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Associate Professor Ahmad Razali Md Ralib
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 11:57
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 14:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1388

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