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.
|Titolo:||Neuro-Link, a computer-assisted database for head injury in intensive care|
STOCCHETTI, NINO (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||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|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/41 - Anestesiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s007010070091|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|