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jueves, 6 de octubre de 2016

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Emergency Physicians Monthly
Emergency Physicians Monthly - By Broder J - September 30, 2016
"CT signs of elevated intracranial pressure
Unenhanced or noncontrast brain CT is commonly performed in the Emergency Department to evaluate patients with complicated headache, head trauma, or altered mental status. Emergency Physicians must recognize CT findings of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) to facilitate appropriate treatment and to avoid contraindicated procedures and therapies. It is important to recognize that CT is an imperfect surrogate for elevated intracranial pressure, which may exist in the absence of radiographic signs. However, when CT findings point to elevation of ICP, the condition should be strongly suspected...
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