Ventilatory Management in Head Injured Patients

  • P. Pelosi
  • G. Apostolou
  • D. Chiumello
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It is common knowledge that in head injured patients the principal morbidity and mortality is frequently caused by the primary disease, i.e., cerebral nervous system (CNS) injury and its neurological consequences [1, 2]. However, it has been recognized that neurological outcome may also depend on the prevention of ‘secondary’ brain injury due to the negative effects on cerebral parenchyma of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and/or altered cerebral volemia [3].


Head Injury Ventilator Associate Pneumonia Glasgow Coma Score Severe Head Injury Ventilatory Management 
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  • P. Pelosi
  • G. Apostolou
  • D. Chiumello

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