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Sunday, January 3, 2016

US for neuro-assessment

thinking critical care - December 30, 2015 
"This case illustrates the usefulness and rapidity of bedside ultrasound to assess functional intracerebral dynamics, which can help diagnosing or ruling out an elevated ICP as a cause for a change in neuro status, or a “non-waking” patient, which is usually due to sedation accumulation, but now always…"
http://thinkingcriticalcare.com/2015/12/30/bedside-ultrasound-for-neuro-assessment-in-the-icu-a-case/
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emDocs - December 30, 2015 - By Stephen Alerhand
"The optic nerve sheath contains fluid in which sits the optic nerve. The sheath attaches to the posterior aspect of the globe and is contiguous with the subarachnoid space. Accordingly, the ONSD can act as a surrogate for intracranial pressure."

ONSD 2
http://www.emdocs.net/ultrasound-for-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter/