Elevated intracranial pressure associated with hypermetabolism in isolated head trauma

@article{Bucci2005ElevatedIP,
  title={Elevated intracranial pressure associated with hypermetabolism in isolated head trauma},
  author={Michael N. Bucci and Ronald E. Dechert and Debra Arnoldi and J. P. Campbell and John E. McGillicuddy and Robert H. Bartlett},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2005},
  volume={93},
  pages={133-136}
}
SummaryBoth metabolic rate and protein catabolism are known to increase following severe head trauma, but the etiology of this hypermetabolism is unknown. To further investigate the problem, we studied the metabolism of 17 patients with indirect calorimetry who had severe craniocerebral trauma only and who required ICP monitoring for management. Patients were studied daily and immediately after ICP spikes greater than 20 mmHg, prior to treatment with hyperventilation, osmotic diuretics, or… 
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