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Minerva Anestesiologica 2008 May;74(5):197-203

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Intracranial pressure monitoring for traumatic brain injury: available evidence and clinical implications

Stocchetti N., Longhi L., Zanier E. R.

Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University of Milan and Neuroscience ICU, Maggiore Policlinico IRCCS Hospital Milan, Italy


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Following traumatic brain injury, uncontrollable intracranial hypertension remains the most frequent cause of death. Despite general agreement on the deleterious effects of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP), however, the evidence supporting the use of ICP monitoring has recently been questioned. The aim of this review was to evaluate the pros and cons of ICP monitoring and to discuss the hypothetical desirability and feasibility of a trial testing the benefits of ICP monitoring.

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