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Risk Factors of Davis et al for Mortality in a Patient with Significant Head Injury Who Is Able to Talk Initially ("Talk and Die")

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Davis et al identified risk factors associated with death in a patient with head trauma who is able to talk initially (the "talk and die" subset of head injury). In theory these patients are potentially salvagable with aggressive management. The authors are from the University of California San Diego and multiple trauma hospitals in the San Diego area.

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