Anesthesia and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report

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Title Anesthesia and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report
Creator Cheryl Howard
Subject ICP; disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC); acid/base balance; decompressive craniectomy; shock; MSNA
Description Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability among persons in the United States.1 Acute traumatic brain injury is often accompanied by increased intracranial pressure among other detrimental effects requiring optimal management through medical and surgical treatments. The surgical measures in current common practice include external ventricular drain insertion and decompressive craniectomy.2 Anesthesia care is aimed to maintain acid/base balance, regulate ICP, prevent coagulopathies and provide adequate fluid replacement.2
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2014-12
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2014, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
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Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2015-04-11
Date Modified 2015-04-11
ID 1094109
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