A survey of routine treatment of patients with intracranial hypertension (ICH) in specialized trauma centers in São Paulo, Brazil: A 11 million metropole!

A survey of routine treatment of patients with intracranial hypertension (ICH) in specialized trauma centers in São Paulo, Brazil: A 11 million metropole!

Author Alith, Marcela B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vidotto, Milena C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Jardim, Jose R. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gazzotti, Mariana R. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: A survey of intensive care units (ICU) in São Paulo that care for patients with TBI and ICH using the hyperventilation technique.Methods: A questionnaire was given to the physiotherapist coordinator at 57 hospitals in São Paulo, where 24-h neurosurgery service is provided.Results: Fifty-one (89.5%) hospitals replied. From this total, thirty-four (66.7% perform the hyperventilation technique, 30 (85%) had the objective to reach values below 35 mmHg, four (11%) levels between 35 mmHg and 40 mmHg and one (3%) values over 40 mmHg.Conclusions: We concluded that most hospitals in São Paulo perform hyperventilation in patients with severe brain trauma although there are not any specific Brazilian guidelines on this topic. Widespread controversy on the use of the hyperventilation technique in patients with severe brain trauma highlights the need for a specific Global policy on this topic. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords Intracranial hypertension
Hyperventilation
Neurosurgery
Intensive care units
Language English
Date 2014-01-01
Published in Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 116, p. 4-8, 2014.
ISSN 0303-8467 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 4-8
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2013.11.005
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000331483100002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/37112

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