Cerebral Blood Flow, Hyperventilation, and Metabolism in Severe Head Injury

  • D. W. Marion

Abstract

The functional outcome of a patient who suffers severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is in large part determined by the degree of physiological and metabolic damage that occurs in the first few hours and days following the injury. As basic science investigations reveal the complex physiological and metabolic abnormalities that result from trauma to the brain, methods of treating these abnormalities are being developed and have already have been shown to improve outcome. While many of the mechanisms responsible for secondary brain injury have yet to be identified, it is increasingly apparent that ischemia plays a fundamental role.

Keywords

Migration Catheter Dioxide Ischemia Hydroxyl 

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