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Does decompressive craniectomy improve outcomes in patients with diffuse traumatic brain injury?

D James Cooper and Jeffrey V Rosenfeld
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 437-438.

New results from an Australian collaborative randomised trial will change practice

D James Cooper, MD, FRACP, FCICM, Deputy Director and Head of Intensive Care Unit Research,1 and Professor of Intensive Care Medicine and Director, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre2
Jeffrey V Rosenfeld, MD, MS, FRACS, Professor and Director, Department of Neurosurgery,1,2 and Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School2
1 Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
2 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
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