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Intracranial Pressure

  • David A. Hampton
  • Deborah M. Stein
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Abstract

Traumatic brain injuries, a signature military event, are common place in the civilian setting as well. Though the context and mechanisms are often different, the primary goals are the same: prevention of tissue hypoxia and hypoperfusion. Robust nursing protocols, intracranial monitoring advances, manipulation of cerebral osmotic gradients, and invasive surgical interventions have resulted in decreased traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related morbidity and mortality. Due to ongoing research projects, the basis for TBI care within the United States, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines, has undergone numerous refinements. The following is a synopsis of TBI, its treatment course, and the most recent literature.

Keywords

Brain Trauma Pressure Guidelines 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA

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