Trauma/Neuro-Critical Care

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Guidelines for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: 4th edition

January 10, 2017
Trauma
By: 
Roand Torres, MD
Source: 
Neurosurgery

Approximately 2.5 million Americans annually suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI). Severe TBI causes more than 30 percent of all injury-related deaths in the U.S. and account for 90 percent of the nearly $80 billion in annual costs. The new Guidelines...

RESCUEicp Trial of Decompressive Craniectomy for Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension

January 10, 2017
Trauma
By: 
Roand Torres, MD
Source: 
New Eng J Med

Hutchinson et al. recently reported on the Randomised Evaluation of Surgery with Craniectomy for Uncontrollable Elevation of Intracranial Pressure (RESCUEicp) trial, comparing unilateral or bilateral decompressive craniectomy with...