Impact of decompressive craniectomy on functional outcome of severe acquired brain injuries patients, at discharge from intensive inpatient rehabilitation

Bahia Hakiki, Piergiuseppe Liuzzi, Gastone Pansini, Silvia Pancani, Annamaria Romoli, Francesca Draghi, Simone Orlandini, Andrea Mannini, Alessandro Della Puppa, Claudio Macchi & Francesca Cecchi
Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a life-saving procedure conducted to treat refractory intracranial hypertension. Although DC reduces mortality of severe Acquired Brain Injury (sABI) survivors, it has been associated with severe long-term disability. This observational study compares functional outcomes at discharge from an Intensive Rehabilitative Unit (IRU) between sABI patients with and without DC. sABI patients undergoing DC before entering the Don Gnocchi Foundation IRU were compared with a group of sABI patients who did not...
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