Monitoring the Injured Brain
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Repeated clinical assessment through the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the cornerstone of neurological evaluation.
Ventilated head-injured patients with intracranial pathology on CT require ICP monitoring.
Invasive or noninvasive neuro-specific monitoring requires careful interpretation when assisting goal-directed therapies.
Multimodal monitoring using a combination of techniques can overcome some of the limitations of individual methods.
KeywordsCerebral Blood Flow Glasgow Coma Scale Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Severe Head Injury Spectral Edge Frequency
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