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No benefit to intracranial pressure monitoring in children with TBI

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The use of intracranial pressure monitoring to improve functional survival outcomes in children with severe traumatic brain injury does not increase chances of functional survival, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. “The overall association of intracranial pressure monitoring with patient outcome is unclear. Therapies to reduce intracranial pressure are mainstays of treatment for severe TBI, and the treatment of elevated intracranial pressure is associated with the best reported outcomes,” Tellen D. Bennett, MD, MS, from pediatric critical care at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. more

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