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[Early measurement of intracranial pressure in polytrauma with associated craniocerebral trauma. II: Clinical and therapeutic aspects].

Authors
  • Pfenninger, E
  • Dell, U
  • Kilian, J
  • Neugebauer, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Aktuelle Traumatologie
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1986
Volume
16
Issue
1
Pages
1–5
Identifiers
PMID: 2870613
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

During the time from 1982/83 the intracranial pressure was continuously measured from patients who were polytraumatized and also had severe head injuries. In 53% of these cases the first readings could be obtained within 6 hours after the injury and in 33% first after 12 hours. During the time of evaluation this relationship shifted to earlier implantation. From 27% of these patients the intracranial pressure values fell into a range that instigated immediate therapeutical measures. This proves how important it is to have a direct reading from the intracranial pressure as soon as possible after injury. The aspects of therapy by increased intracranial pressure were discussed.

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