|Title:||Persistent vegetative state in electrical injuries: A 10-year review||Authors:||HUI-FU HUANG||Keywords:||Electrical injuries; Persistent vegetative state||Issue Date:||2008||Journal Volume:||34||Journal Issue:||4||Start page/Pages:||539-542||Source:||Burns||Abstract:||
We reviewed 148 cases of electrical injury admitted to our burn centre. The incidence of persistent vegetative state was 3% (n = 5), higher in the low-voltage (6.7%) than in high-voltage group (1.2%). At the time of trauma, 44% (n = 65) lost consciousness and 50% of these (n = 32) received cardiopulmonary resuscitation on arrival at hospital. Of these, 50% recovered (n = 16), 22% became comatose (n = 7) and 28% (n = 9) died. Of the seven comatose patients, five did not show brain oedema but remained in a persistent vegetative state; this state was more common with low-voltage electrical injuries. The public should be warned of this effect of low-voltage trauma. ? 2007 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI.
|DOI:||10.1016/j.burns.2007.06.011||metadata.dc.subject.other:||adolescent; adult; aged; article; body surface; brain disease; brain edema; comatose patient; electric injury; electric potential; female; human; major clinical study; male; neuroimaging; persistent vegetative state; preschool child; resuscitation; school child; unconsciousness; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Brain Edema; Child; Child, Preschool; Electric Injuries; Female; Humans; Infant; Male; Middle Aged; Persistent Vegetative State; Risk Factors; Unconsciousness; Young Adult
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