Neurointensivismo en pacientes con aumento de la presion intracraneal

Translated title of the contribution: Neurological intensive care in patients with raised intracranial pressure

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Abstract

Inrtoduction. Intracranial hypertension is associated with a high mortality in patients with various encephalo-cranial disorders, so that it is important to recognize and treat the condition without delay. Development. The main factors interacting to maintain normal intracranial pressure are the cerebral blood flow, arteriolar radius, cerebral perfusion pressure and plasma viscosity. Current treatment of raised intracranial pressure is aimed to restore these factors to normal, so as to maintain equilibrium between encephalic mass, cerebro-spinal fluid and blood volume. As well as traditional measures such as hyperventilation, administration of mannitol and barbiturates, today there are also new treatments available to the intensive care neurologist: hypertonic saline solutions, hypothermia, craniectomies and neuroprotective agents.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1337-1340
Number of pages4
JournalRevista de Neurologia
Volume29
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 16 1999

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Keywords

  • Encephalo-cranial disorders
  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Intracranial pressure
  • Treatment.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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