Therapy of intracranial hypertension in patients with fulminant hepatic failure.

@article{Raghavan2006TherapyOI,
  title={Therapy of intracranial hypertension in patients with fulminant hepatic failure.},
  author={Murugan Raghavan and Paul Ellis Marik},
  journal={Neurocritical care},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={179-89}
}
Severe intracranial hypertension (IH) in the setting of fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) carries a high mortality and is a challenging disease for the critical care provider. Despite considerable improvements in the understanding of the pathophysiology of cerebral edema during liver failure, therapeutic maneuvers that are currently available to treat this disease are limited. Orthotopic liver transplantation is currently the only definitive therapeutic strategy that improves outcomes in patients… CONTINUE READING