Table 3

Indications for CT of the brain in patients with acute head injury with suspected intracranial hemorrhage (ICH)

FactorsNo ICH
n=76
ICH
n=24
P value
GCS score of 13–14 after 2-hour observation1 (1.32)5 (20.83)0.003
Open skull or base of skull fracture2 (2.63)5 (20.83)0.008
Vomiting >2 episodes6 (7.89)00.331
Focal neurological deficit1 (1.32)1 (4.76)0.391
Post-traumatic seizure1 (1.33)00.999
Age ≥60 years63 (82.89)13 (61.90)0.037
Decrease in GCS score of more than 2 without identifiable causes00NA
High-energy trauma2 (2.67)00.999
  • GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale; NA, not available.