Brain oedema in children and inracranial pressure monitoring

Authors: M. Filaun;  K. Dlask;  I. Lišková
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika anesteziologie a resuscitace 2. LF a IPVZ ve FN v Motole v Praze, přednosta doc. MUDr. Karel Cvachovec, CSc.
Published in: Anest. intenziv. Med., , 1999, č. 5, s. 197-199


Authors evaluate in retrospective study group of 442 children in year 1980 – 1996 treated in PICU in Motol for brain oedema. Input criteria of thegroup was ICP monitoring. Epidural way of ICP monitoring was used. Standard staircase therapeutical protocol was used updated during time. Mostfrequent group of school children had greatest count (49%), most frequent diagnosis was trauma (35 %). General rate of surviving was 54 % withoutdifference of age and diagnosis. The children with age till one year were highest risk group. Time of monitoring was 1 – 43 days. Since 1997 wasepidural ICP monitoring replaced with intraparenchymal acces.

Key words:
brain oedema – children – intracranial pressure monitoring

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