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Treatment of High Intracranial Pressure After Traumatic Brain Injury

2020 11 Jan

One of the most frequent causes of death and disability after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is high intracranial pressure (ICP). ICP is generally treated with usual techniques such as normothermia, sedation, etc. and first-line therapeutic strategies such as moderate hypocapnia, mannitol etc. However, in patients where these measures do not work,... Read more

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Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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Intracranial pressure monitoring devices

2018 16 Mar

Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the cornerstone for treatment and management of patients, especially following traumatic brain injury (TBI) but also other clinical conditions such as non-traumatic bleeds, hydrocephalus, space-occupying lesions and cerebral oedema. The key target to monitor and treat ICP is to optimise the cerebral perfusion... Read more

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ICP Monitoring Lowers Mortality in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

2017 03 Jan

Results of a meta-analysis published in PLoS ONE indicate that intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring decreased the mortality rate of patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Specifically, the mortality of ICP monitored group (hospitalised after 2007) was improved, as well as two-week and six-month mortality rates, according to researchers. Previous... Read more