Apr 22, 2021
The field of neurocritical care and traumatic brain injury
management is rapidly evolving. We are shifting from older (but not
entirely outdated) monitoring techniques to novel diagnostic and
therapeutic advances in critical care medicine. Managing
intracranial pressure crises involves the careful tiptoeing of a
line between maintaining brain circulation and yet reducing
intracranial fluid volume. And many of our interventions rely on
one simple mathematical construct:
CPP = MAP - ICP
[Cerebral perfusion pressure = Mean arterial pressure –
The importance of this formula cannot be understated. So we are
spending 35 minutes today reviewing it, and discussing pearls and
pitfalls of ICP monitoring and management. But believe me, it’s
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