THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVELS AND THE SEVERITY OF HEAD TRAUMA IN PATIENTS WITH MINOR HEAD TRAUMA


Aksel G., Ozel B. A. , Guler S., Kavalci C., DOĞAN N. Ö. , Corbacioglu S. K.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.31, no.3, pp.627-632, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.627-632
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Alcohol intake is associated with a wide variety of traumatic hazards. Although most authors accept that head injuries are frequently sustained in the state of alcohol intoxication, contributing to major post-traumatic disability and mortality, the specific effects of alcohol exposure on injury severity and subsequent outcomes remain controversial.