Management of head trauma

Paul E. Marik, Joseph Varon, Todd Trask

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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death in most Western nations and consumes an estimated $100 billion annually in the United States alone. In the last 2 decades, the management of TBI has evolved dramatically, as a result of a more thorough understanding of the physiologic events leading to secondary neuronal injury as well as advances in the care of critically ill patients. However, it is likely that many patients with TBI are not treated according to current treatment principles. This article presents an overview of the current management of patients with TBI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-711
Number of pages13
JournalCHEST
Volume122
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Critical care
  • CT scanning
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Head injury
  • Hypertonic saline solution
  • ICU
  • Intracranial pressure
  • Mannitol
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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