The miracles of modern medicine continue to save the lives of more and more individuals who have sustained severe brain injury.
How to best manage the care of a patient with severe brain injury involves the intervention of a multiple medical specialties.
An article in this month's British Journal of Anesthesia entitled Traumatic Brain Injury: intensive care management discussed the multidisciplinary team led by neurointensivists, neuroanaesthetists, and neurosurgeons. The aim of care is the avoidance of secondary injury, maintenance of cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP), and optimization of cerebral oxygenation.
The review discussed he intensive care management of severe TBI with emphasis on the specific measures directed at the control of intracranial pressure and CPP.
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