Monitoring of Cerebral Dysfunction: Treatment of Post-traumatic Cerebral Injury

  • N. Stocchetti
  • F. Buzzi
  • P. Ceccarelli
  • M. Cormio
  • S. Rossi


Treatment of post-traumatic cerebral injury is a challenging task. It is based on the meticulous detection of cerebral disturbances, on their aggressive therapy and, sometimes, on their prevention. In this review we will shortly underline the pathophysiologic mechanisms of cerebral damage, mostly for identifying the possible targets of therapeutic intervention. It is impossible to cover here the broad spectrum of therapies indicated for head injury. Instead we will focus on some simple points which are well accepted theoretically, but not applied everywhere in daily practice.


Head Injury Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Severe Head Injury Brain Temperature Secondary Damage 
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  • N. Stocchetti
  • F. Buzzi
  • P. Ceccarelli
  • M. Cormio
  • S. Rossi

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