3. Traumatic Brain Injury and Intracranial Hypertension

  1. Edward M. Manno MD, FCCM, FAAN, FAHA
  1. Iain J. McCullagh MBChB, FRCA1 and
  2. Peter J. D. Andrews MD, MB, ChB, FRCA2

Published Online: 11 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118297162.ch3

Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care

Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care

How to Cite

McCullagh, I. J. and Andrews, P. J. D. (2012) Traumatic Brain Injury and Intracranial Hypertension, in Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care (ed E. M. Manno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118297162.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Neurological Intensive Care Unit Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAY 2012

Book Series:

  1. Neurology in Practice

Book Series Editors:

  1. Robert A. Gross and
  2. Jonathan W. Mink

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654736

Online ISBN: 9781118297162

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Keywords:

  • Traumatic brain injury;
  • intensive care;
  • intracranial pressure;
  • cervical spine;
  • mannitol;
  • hypertonic saline;
  • post-traumatic seizures;
  • Brain Trauma Foundation;
  • cerebral perfusion pressure;
  • Monro & Kellie doctrine

Summary

Traumatic brain Injury is a common cause of mortality and long-term disability world wide. In this chapter we aim to describe the epidemiology and hospital management of these patients. The assessment of current international guideline documents is combined with specific focus on intensive care management including practical tips aimed at enabling readers to maximize outcomes for such patients.