Traumatic brain injury and haemorrhagic complications after intracranial pressure monitoring

Blaha, M.; Lazar, D.
January 2005
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jan2005, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p147
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the treatment of traumatic brain injury and haemorrhagic complications after intracranial pressure monitoring. Over 5 months, the Neurosurgery Service at Harborview Medical Center treated 314 patients with traumatic head injury. There were 247 males and 67 females with a median age of 35.16 years, and all were admitted to the hospital. Placement of an Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor was undertaken in 130 of these patients. Nineteen patients had more than one ICP monitor inserted, altogether, 155 procedures were carried out. The majority of the patients in this study were admitted with the diagnosis of a closed head injury, 10 patients had open head injury, and four suffered a gunshot wound to the head.


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