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To wake-up, or not to wake-up: that is the Hamletic neurocritical care question!

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The need for a reliable neurological evaluation in severely brain-injured patients conflicts with sedation, which is routinely administered. Helbok and colleagues prospectively evaluated in a small cohort of 20 sedated severely brain-injured patients the effects of a wakeup test on intracranial pressure (ICP), brain tissue oxygen tension and brain metabolism. The test has been considered potentially risky on 34% of the study days. When the test is performed, ICP and cerebral perfusion pressur...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/cc11891

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Author
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
Critical Care More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
6
Pages:
ARTN 190
Publication date:
2012-12-28
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EISSN:
1466-609X
ISSN:
1364-8535
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pubs:736926
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uuid:b7a1044b-42be-46a8-9b46-20c9f35be287
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pubs:736926
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736926
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2017-10-18

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