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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 22(9); 1993 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1993;22(9): 975-982.
The Clinical Analysis of Alcohol and Creatine Kinase-BB(CK-BB) in Acute Head Injury.
Hun Joo Kim, Jhin Soo Pyen, Chul Huh, Soon Ki Hong, Yong Pyo Han
Department of Neurosurgery, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Patients suffering a head-injury were often drinking alcohol shortly before the trauma, and it has been suggested that the degree of brain damage may be exacerbated due to high alcohol serum levels. To evaluate this, we assessed the level of consciousness, alcohol and creatinine kinase-bb(CK-BB) serum levels in 140 consecutive head-injured patients. Level of consciousness(GCS score) was strongly correlated to outcome(p<0.001) and serum CK-BB(P<0.05), but not to alcohol serum levels.
Key Words: Head injury; Blood alcohol; Creatine kinase-BB(CK-BB); Glasgow coma scale(GCS); Glasgow outcome scale(GOS)
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