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Title in Portuguese: Elderly victims profile of traumatic cranial injury hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit of reference hospital
Author: Silva, Jocilene da
Rodrigues Neto, Edilson Martins
Marques, Lidia Audrey Rocha Valadas
Barros, Karla Bruna Nogueira Torres
Borges, Romênio Nogueira
Sousa, Dulce Helena de
Queiroz, Terezinha Almeida
Campos, Márcia Oliveira Coelho
Keywords: Idoso
Unidade de Terapia Intensiva
Traumatismos Encefálicos
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Citation: SILVA, J. da et al. Elderly victims profile of traumatic cranial injury hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit of reference hospital. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, v. 6, n. 4, p. 5066-69, 2016.
Abstract: The objective was to identify the frequency, age and gender of the elderly victims of head trauma, a dmitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). Retrospective study of descriptive and documentary nature, conducted with medical records of elderly patients suffering from brain injury trauma ICU of an emergency care hospital located in Fortaleza, Ceará. The res earch period was from January to August 2013. The results showed that the determinants of hospitalization among the elderly in the ICU were: fall from own height, car accident, fall from the first floor, stair fall, beating and unknown factor. In conclusio n, the elderly require special and differentiated attention, mainly because of their physical condition, so that way they can carry out their daily activities without compromising their mobility, avoiding accidents such as those mentioned.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 2231 - 6876
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