Objective: Prediction of mortality in the patient of the intensive care
unit is essential. It was aimed to study the mortality predictive value
of mean platelet volume (MPV) in patients with severe head trauma. Study
design: The mean platelet volumes were measured in patients with head
injury managed intensive care unit between 1 December 2017 and 1 January
2019 at admission and exitus date. Methods: The main outcome variable
was mortality due to the traumatic event of patients. 43 patients with
head trauma admitted to the intensive care unit during the study period.
17 patients died (Group I), 26 survived (Group II). Results: There was
not an association between MPV and mortality at admission. However, Cox
regression analysis showed that late MPV (at exitus or discharged date),
WBC at admission, and age increase the mortality rate 1,770, 1,202,
1,052 times, respectively. Conclusion: The present study shows that MPV
may be a useful predictor of mortality in the patient with severe head
trauma. More detailed studies are needed.