To determine the prevalence of anterior pituitary gland dysfunction in traumatic brain injury in Scotland.
To determine whether clinical and radiologically parameters available on presentation can predict likelihood of developing PTPD in patients with TBI.
To determine the optimal timing after TBI for blood tests to diagnose PTPD
To determine whether PTPD effects functional recovery as determined by the extended Glasgow Outcome Score (eGOS)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disabilities amongst young people worldwide. Many sufferers develop chronic physical and mental health problems and are unable to work or re-engage socially after their injuries. There are therefore significant health and socioeconomic consequences.
A study examining the Prevalence and Risk of Anterior Pituitary Dysfunction following Traumatic Brain Injury
1. Ambulatory Device, Rocket Pleural vent insertion
2. Standard Treatment, Aspiration +/- chest drain
Primary Outcome Measures
To assess whether use of an ambulatory device (Rocket Pleural Vent) and treatment strategy reduces hospital stay. Total length of stay in hospital up to 30 days post randomisation. Up to 30 days post randomisation.
RAMPP trial - Randomised Controlled Trial: Pleural vent (rocket) V standard care in Primary Spontaneous Pnuemothorax