Posts Tagged ‘intracranial hypertension’

ICP Monitoring in Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by • December 26th, 2012

A young man is thrown off his motorcycle in a car accident. He isn’t wearing a helmet and arrives at the hospital minimally responsive with a Glasgow Coma Score of 5. He is emergently intubated. A CT scan of his brain reveals swelling and diffuse injury. He is transferred to the neurologic intensive care unit to… Read More…

Trauma and Burns

Posted by • November 23rd, 2012

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 16-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital because of trauma and extensive burns sustained in a car accident. She had traumatic brain injury, crush injuries to the limbs, and inhalation injury. Management decisions were made. After primary resuscitation with fluids in a patient with burns… Read More…