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Diagnosing increased intracranial pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22955712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) is a challenging complication to treat within a critical care setting. It is imperative that clinicians use a stepwise approach in developing a diagnosis, as to be comprehensive and decrease morbidity and mortality related to increased ICP. This article provides an algorithm that can be used as a clinical guideline when assessing a patient who has an ICP monitor in place and is presenting with increased ICP. The algorithm is inclusive and composed of a history of present illness, review of systems, physical assessment, labs, and further testing.
Melissa M Schimpf
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1078-7496     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma Nurs     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-07     Completed Date:  2013-02-01     Revised Date:  2013-05-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512997     Medline TA:  J Trauma Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-7     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Pennsylvania, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Critical Care / standards*
Intracranial Hypertension / diagnosis*,  etiology,  mortality,  therapy*
Intracranial Pressure
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Rate
Trauma Centers / organization & administration

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