Raised Intracranial Pressure after Head Injury

  title={Raised Intracranial Pressure after Head Injury},
  author={Ian Piper},
Head injury is a common form of trauma. For example, in the UK head injury occurs in more than 500 000 persons per annum of which about 10% are diagnosed as severe, 15% moderate and the remainder as minor head injury (Miller et al., 1992; Pickard and Czosnyka, 1993). Head trauma is a significant cause of death and disability, especially in young males (median age < 30) and is associated with raised intracranial pressure (ICP). Raised ICP is defined as pressure greater than 20 mmHg and appears… CONTINUE READING