Current recommendations for neurotrauma.

  title={Current recommendations for neurotrauma.},
  author={Andrew I.R. Maas and Mark Dearden and Franco Servadei and Nino Stocchetti and Andreas Unterberg},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  volume={6 4},
Diagnostic and monitoring procedures for patients with head injury are aimed at early detection of mass lesions and secondary insults. Our therapeutic approach is based on our understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms that cause secondary brain damage, and includes evacuation of mass lesions and prevention of secondary insults. Basic research has greatly increased our knowledge of these pathophysiologic mechanisms and has prompted the development of many neuroprotective agents, targeted to… CONTINUE READING