Reliable information is vital for clinical trials, so we developed a database, for head trauma victims admitted to neuro-intensive care units (NICU). This database, first step in a sequential project, comprises 176 selected fields mainly focused on the early post-traumatic phase and has a user-friendly computerized interface. The software was tested for a trimester in 18 Italian neuro-intensive care units. The paper describes the main features of the database, the results of a three months' data collection test, its limitations and its potential improvements. A description of the database fields and a brief summary of the 282 patients included so far are also presented.

Neuro-Link, a computer-assisted database for head injury in intensive care / G. Citerio, N. Stocchetti, M. Cormio, L. Beretta. - In: ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA. - ISSN 0001-6268. - 142:7(2000), pp. 769-776.

Neuro-Link, a computer-assisted database for head injury in intensive care

N. Stocchetti
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2000

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Reliable information is vital for clinical trials, so we developed a database, for head trauma victims admitted to neuro-intensive care units (NICU). This database, first step in a sequential project, comprises 176 selected fields mainly focused on the early post-traumatic phase and has a user-friendly computerized interface. The software was tested for a trimester in 18 Italian neuro-intensive care units. The paper describes the main features of the database, the results of a three months' data collection test, its limitations and its potential improvements. A description of the database fields and a brief summary of the 282 patients included so far are also presented.
adolescent; adult; clinical trials as topic; computer communication networks; craniocerebral trauma; female; humans; information services; male; middle aged; outcome assessment (Health Care); software; databases, factual; Intensive care units
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