Title

Neurocritical Care of Acute Subdural Hemorrhage.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2017

Publication Title

Neurosurgery clinics of North America

Abstract

Although urgent surgical hematoma evacuation is necessary for most patients with subdural hematoma (SDH), well-orchestrated, evidenced-based, multidisciplinary, postoperative critical care is essential to achieve the best possible outcome. Acute SDH complicates approximately 11% of mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that require hospitalization, and approximately 20% of severe TBIs. Acute SDH usually is related to a clear traumatic event, but in some cases can occur spontaneously. Management of SDH in the setting of TBI typically conforms to the Advanced Trauma Life Support protocol with airway taking priority, and management breathing and circulation occurring in parallel rather than sequence.

Medical Subject Headings

Blood Pressure; Brain Injuries; Cerebrovascular Circulation; Critical Care; Hematoma, Subdural, Acute; Humans; Intracranial Pressure; Postoperative Care; Resuscitation; Seizures; Stomach Ulcer; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Venous Thrombosis

PubMed ID

28325461

Volume

28

Issue

2

First Page

267

Last Page

278

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