Invasive intracranial pressure monitoring is a useful adjunct in the management of severe hepatic encephalopathy associated with pediatric acute liver failure.

@article{Kamat2012InvasiveIP,
  title={Invasive intracranial pressure monitoring is a useful adjunct in the management of severe hepatic encephalopathy associated with pediatric acute liver failure.},
  author={Pradip P Kamat and Sachin S. Kunde and Miriam B. Vos and Atul Vats and Nitika Gupta and Thomas Heffron and Ren{\'e} Romero and J. Dennis Fortenberry},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={e33-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Pediatric acute liver failure is often accompanied by hepatic encephalopathy, cerebral edema, and raised intracranial pressure. Elevated intracranial pressure can be managed more effectively with intracranial monitoring, but acute-liver-failure-associated coagulopathy is often considered a contraindication for invasive monitoring due to risk for intracranial bleeding. We reviewed our experience with use of early intracranial pressure monitoring in acute liver failure in children… CONTINUE READING
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