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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766131/does-intracranial-pressure-management-hurt-more-than-it-helps-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Charles A Adams, Deborah M Stein, Jonathan J Morrison, Thomas M Scalea
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death after traumatic injury. Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is particularly associated with poor TBI outcomes, prompting clinicians to monitor this parameter, using it to guide therapies aimed at reducing pressures. Despite this approach being recommended by several bodies such as the Brain Trauma Foundation and the American College of Surgeons, the evidence demonstrating that ICP-guided therapy improves outcome is limited. The topic was debated at the 36th Annual Point/Counterpoint Acute Care Surgery Conference and the following article summarizes the discussants points of view along with a summary of the evidence...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671294/standard-of-care-controversies-and-innovations-in-the-medical-treatment-of-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-stbi
#2
Alba Scerrati, Silvia De Rosa, Lorenzo Mongardi, Michele A Cavallo, Giorgio Trapella, Pasquale De Bonis
Severe traumatic brain injury (STBI) is characterized by a primary injury which cannot be reversed and a secondary injury that can be prevented or reversed. Management of STBI patients in intensive care mainly aims at preventing the secondary injury. Treatment aims to: reducing ICP pressure (that can result in an ischemic insult); avoiding hypotension, hyperthermia, or hypoxemia; maintaining a normal electrolytes homeostasis; treating the Autonomic dysfunction syndrome, coagulopathies, Acute Kidney Injury and maintaining an adequate nutrition...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665763/neuroimaging-radiological-interpretation-system-niris-for-acute-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi
#3
Max Wintermark, Ying Li, Victoria Y Ding, Yingding Xu, Bin Jiang, Robyn L Ball, Michael Zeineh, Alisa Gean, Pina Sanelli
To develop an outcome-based NeuroImaging Radiological Interpretation System (NIRIS) for acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients that would standardize the interpretation of non-contrast head CTs and consolidate imaging findings into ordinal severity categories that would inform specific patient management actions and that could be used as a clinical decision support tool. We retrospectively identified all patients transported to our emergency department by ambulance or helicopter, for whom a trauma alert was triggered per established criteria and who underwent a non-contrast head CT due to suspicion of TBI, between November 2015 and April 2016...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648985/feasibility-of-telemetric-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-in-the-neuro-intensive-care-unit
#4
Alexander Lilja-Cyron, Jesper Kelsen, Morten Andresen, Kåre Fugleholm, Marianne Juhler
Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is crucial in the management of acute neurosurgical conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, pathological ICP may persist beyond the admission to the neuro intensive care unit (NICU). We investigated the feasibility of telemetric ICP monitoring in the NICU, as this technology provides the possibility of long-term ICP assessment beyond NICU discharge. In this prospective investigation, we implanted telemetric ICP sensors (Raumedic Neurovent-P-tel) instead of conventional, cabled ICP sensors in patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553787/qualitative-exploration-of-traumatic-brain-injury-related-beliefs-among-u-s-military-veterans
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Paul R King, Gregory P Beehler, Bonnie M Vest, Kerry Donnelly, Laura O Wray
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Explore cognitive, affective, and experiential factors that inform veterans' traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related beliefs. Research Method/Design: Qualitative descriptive study of 22 veterans who received care for TBI at a VA Medical Center in the Northeastern United States using directed content analysis. Measures included a semistructured interview, demographic survey, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption Items (AUDIT-C), Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), PTSD Checklist (PCL), Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI), and Insomnia Severity Index (ISI)...
February 2018: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502711/pathophysiology-and-management-of-intracranial-hypertension-and-tissular-brain-hypoxia-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-an-integrative-approach
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REVIEW
Daniel Agustín Godoy, Santiago Lubillo, Alejandro A Rabinstein
Monitoring intracranial pressure in comatose patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered necessary by most experts. Acute intracranial hypertension (IHT), when severe and sustained, is a life-threatening complication that demands emergency treatment. Yet, secondary anoxic-ischemic injury after brain trauma can occur in the absence of IHT. In such cases, adding other monitoring modalities can alert clinicians when the patient is in a state of energy failure. This article reviews the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of IHT and brain hypoxia after TBI, emphasizing the need to develop a physiologically integrative approach to the management of these complex situations...
April 2018: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455690/effect-of-cerebral-perfusion-pressure-on-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#7
Sonny Thiara, Donald E Griesdale, William R Henderson, Mypinder S Sekhon
BACKGROUND: Increased cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP)>70 mmHg has been associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Since this reported association, significant changes in ventilation strategies and fluid management have been accepted as routine critical care. Recently, individualized perfusion targets using autoregulation monitoring suggest CPP titration>70 mmHg. Given these clinical advances, the association between ARDS and increased CPP requires further delineation...
February 19, 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399908/nurses-concerns-about-caring-for-patients-with-acute-and-chronic-traumatic-brain-injury
#8
Tolu O Oyesanya, Barbara J Bowers, Heather R Royer, Lyn S Turkstra
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: As a first step in developing traumatic brain injury-specific nursing education, the purpose of this study was to investigate nurses' concerns about caring for patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. BACKGROUND: Patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury typically have significant immediate and chronic cognitive impairments. These cognitive impairments can negatively affect their inpatient stay after an acute traumatic brain injury and affect their health care later in life when seeking care for other acute health conditions during the chronic phase of traumatic brain injury...
April 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385009/evidence-and-consensus-based-guidelines-for-the-management-of-communication-and-swallowing-disorders-following-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#9
Cristina Mei, Vicki Anderson, Mary-Clare Waugh, Louise Cahill, Angela T Morgan
OBJECTIVE: Evidence-based management guidelines for communication and swallowing disorders following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) are scarcely available, potentially resulting in suboptimal outcomes. To improve clinical care of this population, a multidisciplinary guideline development committee was formed to develop evidence-based recommendation (EBR) and consensus-based recommendation (CBR) for the management of speech, language, and swallowing disorders during the first year of recovery...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337920/acute-traumatic-endotheliopathy-in-isolated-severe-brain-injury-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcome
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Venencia Albert, Arulselvi Subramanian, Deepak Agrawal, Hara Prasad Pati, Siddhartha Datta Gupta, Asok Kumar Mukhopadhyay
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the difference in plasma levels of syndecan-1 (due to glycocalyx degradation) and soluble thrombomodulin (due to endothelial damage) in isolated severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with/without early coagulopathy. A secondary objective was to compare the effects of the degree of TBI endotheliopathy on hospital mortality among patients with TBI-associated coagulopathy (TBI-AC). METHODS: Data was prospectively collected on isolated severe TBI (sTBI) patients with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≤8 less than 12 h after injury admitted to a level I trauma centre...
January 16, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283434/elevation-of-the-head-during-intensive-care-management-in-people-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Jose D Alarcon, Andres M Rubiano, David O Okonkwo, Jairo Alarcón, Maria José Martinez-Zapata, Gerard Urrútia, Xavier Bonfill Cosp
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health problem and a fundamental cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The burden of TBI disproportionately affects low- and middle-income countries. Intracranial hypertension is the most frequent cause of death and disability in brain-injured people. Special interventions in the intensive care unit are required to minimise factors contributing to secondary brain injury after trauma. Therapeutic positioning of the head (different degrees of head-of-bed elevation (HBE)) has been proposed as a low cost and simple way of preventing secondary brain injury in these people...
December 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258949/outcome-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-elderly-population-a-tertiary-center-experience-in-a-developing-country
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G Lakshmi Prasad, N Anmol, Girish R Menon
BACKGROUND: The growing elderly population has contributed to an increasing incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in this cohort worldwide. Here we describe our institutional experience in the management of TBI in elderly Indian patients. METHODS: This was a 3-year retrospective analysis of 73 consecutive patients age ≥65 years admitted to our university hospital with TBI. Exclusion criteria included a history of concussion injury, chronic subdural hematoma (SDH), discharge against medical advice, and declared dead within 6 hours after arrival...
March 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251702/safety-and-efficacy-of-brain-injury-guidelines-at-a-level-iii-trauma-center
#13
Grace E Martin, Christopher P Carroll, Zachary J Plummer, D A Millar, Timothy A Pritts, Amy T Makley, Bellal A Joseph, Laura B Ngwenya, Michael D Goodman
BACKGROUND: Patients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often primarily managed by emergency medicine and trauma/acute care physicians. The Brain Injury Guidelines (BIG) were developed at an American College of Surgeons-accredited Level 1 trauma center to triage mild to moderate TBI patients and help identify patients who warrant neurosurgical consultation. The BIG have not been validated at a Level III trauma center. We hypothesized that BIG criteria can be safely adapted to an American College of Surgeons-accredited Level III trauma center to guide transfers to a higher echelon of care...
March 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203336/spontaneous-recovery-of-traumatic-brain-injury-induced-functional-deficits-is-not-hindered-by-daily-administration-of-lorazepam
#14
Jeffrey P Cheng, Jacob B Leary, Darik A O'Neil, Elizabeth A Meyer, Kristin E Free, Corina O Bondi, Anthony E Kline
Agitation and aggression are common sequelae of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and pose a challenge to physicians and other health providers during acute patient care and subsequent neurorehabilitation. Antipsychotic drugs (APDs) are routinely administered to manage TBI patients displaying such maladaptive behaviors despite several clinical and preclinical studies demonstrating that they hinder recovery. A potentially viable alternative to APDs may be the benzodiazepines, which have differing mechanisms of action...
February 26, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180981/cerebral-microdialysis-monitoring-to-improve-individualized-neurointensive-care-therapy-an-update-of-recent-clinical-data
#15
REVIEW
Laurent Carteron, Pierre Bouzat, Mauro Oddo
Cerebral microdialysis (CMD) allows bedside semicontinuous monitoring of patient brain extracellular fluid. Clinical indications of CMD monitoring are focused on the management of secondary cerebral and systemic insults in acute brain injury (ABI) patients [mainly, traumatic brain injury (TBI), subarachnoid hemorrhage, and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)], specifically to tailor several routine interventions-such as optimization of cerebral perfusion pressure, blood transfusion, glycemic control and oxygen therapy-in the individual patient...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159407/association-of-salivary-microrna-changes-with-prolonged-concussion-symptoms
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Jeremiah J Johnson, Andrea C Loeffert, Jennifer Stokes, Robert P Olympia, Harry Bramley, Steven D Hicks
Importance: Approximately one-third of children who experience a concussion develop prolonged concussion symptoms. To our knowledge, there are currently no objective or easily administered tests for predicting prolonged concussion symptoms. Several studies have identified alterations in epigenetic molecules known as microRNAs (miRNAs) following traumatic brain injury. No studies have examined whether miRNA expression can detect prolonged concussion symptoms. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of salivary miRNAs for identifying children with concussion who are at risk for prolonged symptoms...
January 1, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125266/decision-making-in-very-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-glasgow-coma-scale-3-5-a-literature-review-of-acute-neurosurgical-management
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Jeroen T van Dijck, Florence C Reith, Inge A van Erp, Thomas A van Essen, Andrew I Maas, Wilco C Peul, Godard C de Ruiter
INTRODUCTION: Patients presenting with an early Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) Score of 3-5 after blunt or penetrating skull-brain assaults are categorized as having sustained a very severe traumatic brain injury (vs-TBI). This category is often overlooked in literature. Impact on patients and families lives however is huge and the question "whether to surgically treat or not" frequently poses a dilemma to treating physicians. Little is known about mortality and outcome, compared to what is known for the group of severe TBI patients (s-TBI) (GCS 3-8)...
April 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115100/efficacy-of-decompressive-craniectomy-in-the-management-of-intracranial-pressure-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
John K Yue, Jonathan W Rick, Hansen Deng, Michael J Feldman, Ethan A Winkler
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common cause of permanent disability for which clinical management remains suboptimal. Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) is a common sequela following TBI leading to death and permanent disability if not properly managed. While clinicians often employ stepwise acute care algorithms to reduce ICP, a number of patients will fail medical management and may be considered for surgical decompression. Decompressive craniectomy (DC) involves removing a component of the bony skull to allow cerebral tissue expansion in order to reduce ICP...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035978/use-of-blood-biomarkers-in-the-assessment-of-sports-related-concussion-a-systematic-review-in-the-context-of-their-biological-significance
#19
Brendan OʼConnell, Áine M Kelly, David Mockler, Matej Orešič, Karl Denvir, Garreth Farrell, Damir Janigro, Fiona Wilson
OBJECTIVES: To critically review current knowledge on the positive and negative predictive value of blood biomarkers for concussion; to illustrate the clinical and biological contexts that help evaluate the use of these markers in sport-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). METHODS: This systematic review was performed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. We reviewed the measurement, clinical utility, endpoint, and biological significance of blood biomarkers in concussion...
October 12, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030415/comorbidity-and-outcomes-in-traumatic-brain-injury-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-on-functional-status-and-risk-of-death
#20
Tatyana Mollayeva, Chen Xiong, Sara Hanafy, Vincy Chan, Zheng Jing Hu, Mitchell Sutton, Michael Escobar, Angela Colantonio
INTRODUCTION: Reports on the association between comorbidity and functional status and risk of death in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have been inconsistent; it is currently unknown which additional clinical entities (comorbidities) have an adverse influence on the evolution of outcomes across the lifespan of men and women with TBI. The current protocol outlines a strategy for a systematic review of the current evidence examining the impact of comorbidity on functional status and early-term and late-term mortality, taking into account known risk factors of these adverse outcomes (ie, demographic (age and sex) and injury-related characteristics)...
October 13, 2017: BMJ Open
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