Monitoring and Management of Patients with Cerebral and Spinal Dysfunction in Postintensive Care

  • L. Saltuari
  • M. Marosi
  • K. Berek
  • P. Bramanti


Brain trauma is the most disabling disease of young adults in the twentieth century. About 10% of global mortality is due to trauma, and 68% of these deaths are related to brain trauma (USA) (1,2). Similar figures were recorded in 1991 in the countries of the European Union, with more than 600 000 craniocervical injuries (3). Head injury is a major cause of death and disabihty, especially in young adults, and peaks between the ages of 15 and 24 years. Over 50% of head injuries are caused by traffic accidents and about 25% by accidents at work.


Spinal Cord Injury Persistent Vegetative State Oddball Paradigm Critical Illness Polyneuropathy Craniocerebral Trauma 
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  • L. Saltuari
  • M. Marosi
  • K. Berek
  • P. Bramanti

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