Multimodal Monitoring: A Critical Tool in the Neuro-ICU

  • K. Shukri
  • F. S. Ali
Conference paper


Cerebrovascular accidents and severe traumatic brain injury are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Approximately 90% of patients with secondary brain insults after head injury require intensive care unit (ICU) admission [1]. The etiology of these insults can by systemic, e.g., hypoxemia, hypotension, anemia, acid-base disturbance, uncontrolled glucose levels, or cerebral, e.g., intracranial hypertension, cerebral edema, seizures, regional blood flow disturbance, free radical induced damage, mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic and ionic derangement [2].


Traumatic Brain Injury Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Therapeutic Hypothermia Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Severe Head Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Shukri
    • 1
  • F. S. Ali
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Critical CareKing Fahad Specialist HospitalDammamSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineKing Fahad Specialist HospitalDammamSaudi Arabia

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