Prognosis in TBI – a hard nut to crack

In this talk from #SWEETS17, Stuart Duffin talks about the difficulty of prognosticating early severe TBI. When should we go all in and not fall prey to the self fulfilling prophecy of stopping treatment?


Stuart Duffin is an intensive care doctor & anaesthetist working in Stockholm, Sweden. In this talk from #SWEETS17 he looks at the difficulties front line clinicians face when predicting prognosis in severe traumatic brain injury. How can we possibly be able to look reliably into the future to allow us to make the right decisions? How can we avoid falling into the fallacy of the self fullfilling prophecy and not even knowing it?




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