Intoxication Provides Protective Effect in Head Injuries

Intoxicated people who suffer isolated head injuries enjoy a neuroprotective effect and an improved prognosis compared to non-intoxicated people. In polytrauma injuries, alcohol loses its protective effect, although mortality does not increase among intoxicated patients.

These were the findings of an analysis of medical research reports published from 2000 to 2011.

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Resources

  • Borowska-Solonynko, A., et al. The effect of alcohol consumption on the severity of injuries, prognosis and mortality -- a review of literature, Archiwum Medycyny Sadwej i Kryminologi, 2012; 62(1): 47-54. PMID 23424939.

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