Ben Gaastra, Aisling Longworth, Basil Matta, Catherine Snelson, Tony Whitehouse, Nick Murphy, Tonny Veenith
Abstract:Despite increased admissions of elderly patients following TBI and static mortality (single centre, 60-74 year age group) there is little or no evidence of a corresponding increase in the age of patients recruited for TBI studies. In addition to the difficulties this presents in forming evidence-based decisions for the patient with TBI, it may also represent a wider problem for ICU research in an ever-ageing critical care population. More research needs to be conducted to establish the treatment end points for…
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