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Elevated intracraneal pressure

Esteban Molano Alvarez, María del Ara Murillo Pérez, María Teresa Salobral Villegas, Mireia Domínguez Caballero, Manuela Cuenca Solanas, Carlos García Fuentes
Cervical collars are essential in the treatment of patients with suspicion or verification of acute cervical spine injury (ACSI). One of the complications of these devices is the development of pressure scores (PS). This study aims to determine its incidence in our unit, the characteristics of patients with ACSI who suffer PS due to the collar and to describe aspects related with these injuries. We include 92 patients with ACSI hospitalized more than 24 hours from January 2002 to December 2003. We analyze demographic variables, incidence, risk factors and characteristics of the PS that develop...
July 2004: Enfermería Intensiva
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