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The effects of hygiene interventions on the cerebrovascular status of severe closed head injured persons.
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PMID:  3849037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The cerebrovascular status of 19 severe closed head injured patients was assessed during oral, body, and indwelling catheter care. Heart rates, mean arterial blood pressures, mean intracranial pressures, and cerebral perfusion pressures were recorded at baseline, peak nursing intervention, and 1-minute recovery times. Significant increases (p less than or equal to .05) in the dependent variables were noted at peak intervention; by recovery time these elevated values had returned to baseline levels. Physiologic responses that did not prove clinically significant are discussed to account for the observed changes. Since cerebral perfusion pressures never fell below 50 mm Hg, the three hygiene interventions are procedures considered safe and beneficial to the patient with closed head injury.
L C Parsons; A L Peard; M C Page
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-06     Completed Date:  1985-09-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-81     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Cerebrovascular Circulation*
Coma / nursing
Craniocerebral Trauma / nursing*,  physiopathology
Heart Rate
Intracranial Pressure
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / nursing*

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