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Medical Care of Traumatic Brain Injury

Eelco F. M Wijdicks and Alejandro A Rabinstein

in Neurocritical Care

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199843626
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322855 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199843626.003.0003

Series: What Do I Do Now

Medical Care of Traumatic Brain Injury

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New traumatic brain contusions may rapidly result in increased intracranial pressure. This chapter discusses how to recognize early increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and indications for placement of a monitoring device. The first line of ICP control is provided in this chapter. The effects and side effects of different osmotic diuretics are discussed.

Chapter.  1751 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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