The Base Deficit, International Normalized Ratio, and Glasgow Coma Scale (BIG) Score, and Functional Outcome at Hospital Discharge in Children With Traumatic Brain Injury*

Conclusions: The BIG score is a simple, rapidly obtainable severity of illness score that constitutes an independent predictor of functional dependence at hospital discharge in pediatric trauma patients with traumatic brain injury. The BIG score may benefit Trauma and Neurocritical care programs in identifying ideal candidates for traumatic brain injury trials within the therapeutic window of treatment.
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