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dc.contributor.authorvan Veen, Ernest
dc.contributor.authorvan der Jagt, Mathieu
dc.contributor.authorCiterio, Guiseppe
dc.contributor.authorStocchetti, Nino
dc.contributor.authorEpker, Jelle
dc.contributor.authorGommers, Diederik
dc.contributor.authorBurdorf, Lex
dc.contributor.authorMenon, David K
dc.contributor.authorMaas, Andrew I.R.
dc.contributor.authorLingsma, Hester F
dc.contributor.authorKompanje, Erwin J.O.
dc.contributor.authorAndelic, Nada
dc.contributor.authorAndreassen, Lasse
dc.contributor.authorAnke, Audny
dc.contributor.authorFrisvold, Shirin
dc.contributor.authorHelseth, Eirik
dc.contributor.authorRøe, Cecilie
dc.contributor.authorRøise, Olav
dc.contributor.authorSkandsen, Toril
dc.contributor.authorVik, Anne
dc.contributor.authorÅkerlund, Cecilia
dc.contributor.authorAmrein, Krisztina
dc.contributor.authorAntoni, Anna
dc.contributor.authorAudibert, Gerard
dc.contributor.authorAzouvi, Philippe
dc.contributor.authorAzzolini, Maria Luisa
dc.contributor.authorBartels, Ronald
dc.contributor.authorBarzo, Pal
dc.contributor.authorBeauvais, Romuald
dc.contributor.authorBeer, Ronny
dc.contributor.authorBellander, Bo-Michael
dc.contributor.authorBelli, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorBenali, Habib
dc.contributor.authorBerardino, Maurizio
dc.contributor.authorBeretta, Luigi
dc.contributor.authorBlaabjerg, Morten
dc.contributor.authorBragge, Peter
dc.contributor.authorBrazinova, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorBrinck, Vibeke
dc.contributor.authorBrooker, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorBrorsson, Camilla
dc.contributor.authorBuki, Andras
dc.contributor.authorBullinger, Monika
dc.contributor.authorCabeleira, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorCaccioppola, Alessio
dc.contributor.authorCalappi, Emiliana
dc.contributor.authorCalvi, Maria Rosa
dc.contributor.authorCameron, Peter
dc.contributor.authorLozano, Guillermo Carbayo
dc.contributor.authorCarbonara, Marco
dc.identifier.citationJournal of critical care. 2020, 58 78-88.en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose We aimed to study variation regarding specific end-of-life (EoL) practices in the intensive care unit (ICU) in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Materials and methods Respondents from 67 hospitals participating in The Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury (CENTER-TBI) study completed several questionnaires on management of TBI patients. Results In 60% of the centers, ≤50% of all patients with severe neurological damage dying in the ICU, die after withdrawal of life-sustaining measures (LSM). The decision to withhold/withdraw LSM was made following multidisciplinary consensus in every center. Legal representatives/relatives played a role in the decision-making process in 81% of the centers. In 82% of the centers, age played a role in the decision to withhold/withdraw LSM. Furthermore, palliative therapy was initiated in 79% of the centers after the decision to withdraw LSM was made. Last, withholding/withdrawing LSM was, generally, more often considered after more time had passed, in a patient with TBI, who remained in a very poor prognostic condition. Conclusion We found variation regarding EoL practices in TBI patients. These results provide insight into variability regarding important issues pertaining to EoL practices in TBI, which can be useful to stimulate discussions on EoL practices, comparative effectiveness research, and, ultimately, development of recommendations.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleEnd-of-life practices in traumatic brain injury patients: Report of a questionnaire from the CENTER-TBI studyen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalJournal of critical careen_US
dc.description.localcode/© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (

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