Posts Tagged ‘traumatic brain injury’

Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension

Posted by Sara Fazio • May 30th, 2014

The latest article in the Critical Care series reviews the methods of monitoring and treating traumatic intracranial hypertension in intensive care settings. An elevation in intracranial pressure can be a medical or surgical emergency. There are many possible conditions that can lead to elevated intracranial pressure on either an acute or a chronic basis. Clinical Pearls… Read More…

ICP Monitoring in Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by Daniela Lamas • 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… Read More…

Trauma and Burns

Posted by Sara Fazio • 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… Read More…