Management of increased intracranial pressure in the critically ill child with an acute neurological injury.

  title={Management of increased intracranial pressure in the critically ill child with an acute neurological injury.},
  author={Kelly Keefe Marcoux},
  journal={AACN clinical issues},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={212-31; quiz 270-1}
Increased intracranial pressure reflects the presence of mass effect in the brain and is associated with a poor outcome in children with acute neurological injury. If sustained, it has a negative effect on cerebral blood flow and cerebral perfusion pressure, can cause direct compression of vital cerebral structures, and can lead to herniation. The management of the patient with increased intracranial pressure involves the maintenance of an adequate cerebral perfusion pressure, prevention of… CONTINUE READING


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