Treatment of traumatic brain injury in pediatrics.

@article{Madikians2009TreatmentOT,
  title={Treatment of traumatic brain injury in pediatrics.},
  author={Andranik Madikians and Christopher C. Giza},
  journal={Current treatment options in neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={393-404}
}
The primary goal in treating any pediatric patient with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the prevention of secondary insults such as hypotension, hypoxia, and cerebral edema. Despite the publication of guidelines, significant variations in the treatment of severe TBI continue to exist, especially in regards to intracranial pressure (ICP)-guided therapy. This variability in treatment results mainly from a paucity of data from which to create standards and from the heterogeneity inherent in… CONTINUE READING
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