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Comments on Nonoperative Treatment of Severe Brain Injuries

Importance of Controlled Ventilation and Hyperventilation
  • E. Gordon
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 36)

Abstract

All patients unconscious from brain injury should be intubated and hyperventilated in a ventilator. There are obvious advantages to intubate and ventilate all patients with a specified degree of impairment of consciousness. It is more dangerous to await the development of abnormalities and complications, when the institution of this treatment may come too late2, 7.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Brain Injury Intracranial Hypertension Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Nonoperative Treatment 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Gordon
    • 1
  1. 1.Karolinska HospitalStockholmSweden

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