Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Evidence, by Snorre Sollid, Tor Ingebrigtsen (auth.), Terje Sundstrom,

By Snorre Sollid, Tor Ingebrigtsen (auth.), Terje Sundstrom, Per-Olof Grände, Niels Juul, Carsten Kock-Jensen, Bertil Romner, Knut Wester (eds.)

In order to lessen the variety of deaths from critical head accidents, systematic administration is vital. This booklet is a pragmatic, entire consultant to the remedy of sufferers (both adults and kids) with such accidents, from the time of preliminary touch via to the rehabilitation heart. Sections are dedicated to prehospital therapy, admission and diagnostics, acute administration, and neurointensive care and rehabilitation. Evidence-based options are offered for every diagnostic and healing degree, and assistance, methods, and pitfalls are highlighted. all through, the emphasis is at the provision of sound medical recommendation that might maximize the chance of an optimum end result. valuable flowcharts designed to be used in day-by-day regimen also are supplied. The authors are all individuals of the Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee and feature vast functional event within the parts they write about.

Show description

Read Online or Download Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Evidence, Tricks, and Pitfalls PDF

Best management books

Trauma Management in Orthopedics

This e-book has been written by way of confirmed Orthopedic Surgeons who've develop into committed experts inside of their specific subspecialty. they've got contributed via writing hugely unique chapters that teach the reader with the elemental technological know-how, accredited basics and most up-to-date developments in the complete variety of trauma administration in orthopedics.

Pannovation and the Gatefree Space

Are looking to Innovate? move forward! this day innovation isn't the particular realm of the normal incumbents, the formal companies, the infield. person innovators within the decentralized outfield environment can force innovation from inspiration to complete product, in line with their very own judgements. The capability wanted are more and more to be had.

Controversies in the Management of Lymphomas: Including Hodgkin’s disease

The place do you start to appear for a up to date, authoritative article at the prognosis or administration of a selected malignancy? The few basic oncology textbooks are quite often old-fashioned. unmarried papers in really good journals are informative yet seldom complete; those are extra frequently initial stories on a really restricted variety of sufferers.

Get it Done On Time!: A Critical Chain Project Management/Theory of Constraints Novel

This is often the tale of an organization that's in difficulty, yet by way of conversing during the implementation of severe Chain undertaking administration making plans and the speculation of Constraints, you'll study as they do, find out how to enforce this powerful venture administration resolution. Tim is an skilled undertaking administration advisor.

Extra info for Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Evidence, Tricks, and Pitfalls

Sample text

Blunt blow? By what? – Penetrating injuries? • Multitrauma (yes/no)? – External/internal blood loss? – Indications of fractures (extremities, pelvic, spine)? – Adequate ventilation? T. Sundstrøm et al. 1007/978-3-642-28126-6_5, © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012 33 K. Wester 34 • Any indication of a neck injury? – Para- or tetraparalyses? – Localised neck pain? – Is the neck stabilised before the transport? • Is the patient otherwise stable for transport? – If not, what needs to be done and where?

Mild head injury is defined as initial GCS of 14–15, brief LOC (<5 min) and no focal neurological deficits. • Moderate head injury defines a patient with initial GCS of 9–13 and/or focal neurological deficits or LOC ³5 min after head trauma. • Severe head injury includes all patients with an initial GCS score of 8 or below, hence, unconscious patients. 1 Classification of head injuries according to SNC in 2000 (Ingebrigtsen et al. 2000) HISS category Minimal Mild Moderate Severe Clinical characteristics GCS = 15, no loss of consciousness GCS = 14 or 15, brief (<5 min) loss of consciousness or amnesia, or impaired alertness or memory GCS = 9–13, or loss of consciousness ³5 min, or focal neurologic deficit GCS = 3–8 to the importance of a GCS score of 13 and the duration of loss of consciousness.

References Adelson PD, Bratton SL, Carney NA, Chesnut RM, du Coudray HE, Goldstein B, Kochanek PM, Miller HC, Partington MD, Selden NR, Warden CR, Wright DW (2003) Guidelines for the acute medical management of severe traumatic brain injury in infants, children, and adolescents. Chapter 1: Introduction. Pediatr Crit Care Med 4:S2–S4 Baker SP, O’Neill B (1976) The injury severity score: an update. J Trauma 16:882–885 Baker SP, O’Neill B, Haddon W Jr, Long WB (1974) The injury severity score: a method for describing patients with multiple injuries and evaluating emergency care.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 12 votes