Background: Severe traumatic brain-injured (TBI) patients should be primarily admitted to a hub trauma center (hospital with neurosurgical capabilities) to allow immediate delivery of appropriate care in a specialized environment. Sometimes, severe TBI patients are admitted to a spoke hospital (hospital without neurosurgical capabilities), and scarce data are available regarding the optimal management of severe isolated TBI patients who do not have immediate access to neurosurgical care. Methods: A multidisciplinary consensus panel composed of 41 physicians selected for their established clinical and scientific expertise in the acute management of TBI patients with different specializations (anesthesia/intensive care, neurocritical care, acute care surgery, neurosurgery and neuroradiology) was established. The consensus was endorsed by the World Society of Emergency Surgery, and a modified Delphi approach was adopted. Results: A total of 28 statements were proposed and discussed. Consensus was reached on 22 strong recommendations and 3 weak recommendations. In three cases, where consensus was not reached, no recommendation was provided. Conclusions: This consensus provides practical recommendations to support clinician's decision making in the management of isolated severe TBI patients in centers without neurosurgical capabilities and during transfer to a hub center.

Early management of isolated severe traumatic brain injury patients in a hospital without neurosurgical capabilities: a consensus and clinical recommendations of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) / 1) Picetti E, Catena F, Abu-Zidan F, Ansaloni L, Armonda RA, Bala M, Balogh ZJ, Bertuccio A, Biffl WL, Bouzat P, Buki A, Cerasti D, Chesnut RM, Citerio G, Coccolini F, Coimbra R, Coniglio C, Fainardi E, Gupta D, Gurney JM, Hawrylux GWJ, Helbok R, Hutchinson PJA, Iaccarino C, Kolias A, Maier RW, Martin MJ, Meyfroidt G, Okonkwo DO, Rasulo F, Rizoli S, Rubiano A, Sahuquillo J, Sams VG, Servadei F, Sharma D, Shutter L, Stahel PF, Taccone FS, Udy A, Zoerle T, Agnoletti V, Bravi F, De Simone B, Kluger Y, Martino C, Moore EE, Sartelli M, Weber D, Robba C.. - In: WORLD JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY SURGERY. - ISSN 1749-7922. - ELETTRONICO. - 18:(2023), pp. 5-16.

Early management of isolated severe traumatic brain injury patients in a hospital without neurosurgical capabilities: a consensus and clinical recommendations of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES)

Fainardi E;Iaccarino C;Servadei F;Weber D;
2023

Abstract

Background: Severe traumatic brain-injured (TBI) patients should be primarily admitted to a hub trauma center (hospital with neurosurgical capabilities) to allow immediate delivery of appropriate care in a specialized environment. Sometimes, severe TBI patients are admitted to a spoke hospital (hospital without neurosurgical capabilities), and scarce data are available regarding the optimal management of severe isolated TBI patients who do not have immediate access to neurosurgical care. Methods: A multidisciplinary consensus panel composed of 41 physicians selected for their established clinical and scientific expertise in the acute management of TBI patients with different specializations (anesthesia/intensive care, neurocritical care, acute care surgery, neurosurgery and neuroradiology) was established. The consensus was endorsed by the World Society of Emergency Surgery, and a modified Delphi approach was adopted. Results: A total of 28 statements were proposed and discussed. Consensus was reached on 22 strong recommendations and 3 weak recommendations. In three cases, where consensus was not reached, no recommendation was provided. Conclusions: This consensus provides practical recommendations to support clinician's decision making in the management of isolated severe TBI patients in centers without neurosurgical capabilities and during transfer to a hub center.
2023
18
5
16
1) Picetti E, Catena F, Abu-Zidan F, Ansaloni L, Armonda RA, Bala M, Balogh ZJ, Bertuccio A, Biffl WL, Bouzat P, Buki A, Cerasti D, Chesnut RM, Citerio G, Coccolini F, Coimbra R, Coniglio C, Fainardi E, Gupta D, Gurney JM, Hawrylux GWJ, Helbok R, Hutchinson PJA, Iaccarino C, Kolias A, Maier RW, Martin MJ, Meyfroidt G, Okonkwo DO, Rasulo F, Rizoli S, Rubiano A, Sahuquillo J, Sams VG, Servadei F, Sharma D, Shutter L, Stahel PF, Taccone FS, Udy A, Zoerle T, Agnoletti V, Bravi F, De Simone B, Kluger Y, Martino C, Moore EE, Sartelli M, Weber D, Robba C.
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