Complications of intracranial pressure monitoring in fulminant hepatic failure

  title={Complications of intracranial pressure monitoring in fulminant hepatic failure},
  author={IanR. Armstrong and Antony Pollok and Alistair Lee and Andres T. Blei and R. Levy},
  journal={The Lancet},
Emergency Department Critical Care
Invasive intracranial pressure monitoring is a useful adjunct in the management of severe hepatic encephalopathy associated with pediatric acute liver failure*
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