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Minerva Anestesiologica 2020 January;86(1):88-94

DOI: 10.23736/S0375-9393.19.13901-6

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

How to manage fever in brain-injured patients

Edoardo PICETTI , Francesco MINARDI, Sandra ROSSI

Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy



Fever represents a frequent and dangerous secondary insult for the injured brain and is often associated with worsened neurological outcomes. The identification of fever in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit requires careful monitoring and rapid and effective treatment. The main objective of this article was to provide practical information regarding temperature monitoring, triggers for intervention and fever management in brain injured patients.


KEY WORDS: Fever; Brain injuries; Disease management; Neurophysiological monitoring

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