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Medical Care of Traumatic Brain Injury 

Medical Care of Traumatic Brain Injury
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Medical Care of Traumatic Brain Injury
Author(s):

Eelco F. M Wijdicks

and Alejandro A Rabinstein

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199843626.003.0003
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date: 18 October 2019

New traumatic brain contusions may rapidly result in increased intracranial pressure. This chapter discusses how to recognize early increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and indications for placement of a monitoring device. The first line of ICP control is provided in this chapter. The effects and side effects of different osmotic diuretics are discussed.

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