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Jornal de Pediatria
On-line version ISSN 1678-4782
GIUGNO, Katia M.; MAIA, Tânia R.; KUNRATH, Cláudia L. and BIZZI, Jorge J.. Treatment of intracranial hypertension. J. Pediatr. (Rio J.) [online]. 2003, vol.79, n.4, pp. 287-296. ISSN 1678-4782. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0021-75572003000400005.
OBJECTIVE: to review the current therapeutic approach of intracranial hypertension in pediatric patients admitted to intensive care unit. SOURCES OF DATA: bibliographic review of the subject based on Medline. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: the authors noticed that some measures to control intracranial hypertension are consensual, and others remain controversial. CONCLUSIONS: the goals of management of pediatric patients with intracranial hypertension include: normalizing the intracranial pressure, optimizing cerebral blood flow and cerebral perfusion pressure, preventing second insults that exacerbate secondary injury, and avoiding complications associated with the various treatment modalities employed.
Keywords : intracranial hypertension in children; intracranial trauma.