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Ventriculostomy-related infections. A prospective epidemiologic study.
We concluded a prospective epidemiologic study of ventriculostomy-related infections (ventriculitis or meningitis) in 172 consecutive neurosurgical patients over a two-year period to determine theExpand
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Clinical trials in head injury.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a major public health problem globally. In the United States the incidence of closed head injuries admitted to hospitals is conservatively estimated to be 200 perExpand
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Intracranial pressure: to monitor or not to monitor? A review of our experience with severe head injury.
✓ The authors have analyzed their experience with intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring in 207 patients over a 4-year period. Patients with either high-density or low-density lesions on computerizedExpand
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Effect of head elevation on intracranial pressure, cerebral perfusion pressure, and cerebral blood flow in head-injured patients.
The traditional practice of elevating the head in order to lower intracranial pressure (ICP) in head-injured patients has been challenged in recent years. Some investigators argue that patients withExpand
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Guidelines for the management of severe head injury. Brain Trauma Foundation.
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Improved confidence of outcome prediction in severe head injury. A comparative analysis of the clinical examination, multimodality evoked potentials, CT scanning, and intracranial pressure.
An analysis of clinical signs, singly or in combination, multimodality evoked potentials (MEP's), computerized tomography scans, and intracranial pressure (ICP) data was undertaken prospectively inExpand
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Propofol in the treatment of moderate and severe head injury: a randomized, prospective double-blinded pilot trial.
OBJECT Sedation regimens for head-injured patients are quite variable. The short-acting sedative-anesthetic agent propofol is being increasingly used in such patients, yet little is known regardingExpand
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Cerebral arteriovenous oxygen difference as an estimate of cerebral blood flow in comatose patients.
The hypothesis that cerebral arteriovenous difference of oxygen content (AVDO2) can be used to predict cerebral blood flow (CBF) was tested in patients who were comatose due to head injury,Expand
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Survey of critical care management of comatose, head-injured patients in the United States.
OBJECTIVE This survey was designed to study current practices in the monitoring and treatment of patients with severe head injury in the United States. DATA SOURCES The collected data representExpand
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Clinical evaluation of a portable near-infrared device for detection of traumatic intracranial hematomas.
The purpose of this multicenter observational clinical study was to evaluate the performance of a near-infrared (NIR)-based, non-invasive, portable device to screen for traumatic intracranialExpand
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