• SPECIFIC TCD CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

    A. Razumovsky
    Sentient NeuroCare Services, Inc. – Hunt Valley, USA

    Critical care management of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) has undergone tremendous advances. Neurosurgeons, neurologists and neurointensivists, including military, have a large armamentarium of invasive monitoring modalities available to detect secondary brain injury and guide therapy. The primary goal monitoring is to prevent secondary insults to the brain, primarily cerebral ischemia due to the posttraumatic vasospasm (PTV), and intracranial hypertension (ICH). This lecture summarizes the advantages and the specific roles of transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound to establish and monitor the presence of PTV and ICH.

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