Posts Tagged ‘intracranial hypertension’

Craniectomy for Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension

Posted by • September 22nd, 2016

Intracranial hypertension after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with an increased risk of death in most case series. The monitoring of intracranial pressure and the administration of interventions to lower intracranial pressure are routinely used in patients with TBI, despite the lack of level 1 evidence. Hutchinson et al. conducted the Randomised Evaluation of… Read More…

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…