publication . Article . 2009

Traumatic brain injury: neuroprotective anaesthetic techniques, an update

Wa’el Taha; Wa'el A Aal-Shaya; Khulood Al-Faridi; Nasser A Tawfeeq; Mohammed M Halawani;
  • Published: 05 Nov 2009 Journal: Injury, volume 40, pages S75-S81 (issn: 0020-1383, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Traumatic brain injuries remain an area of great challenge to both neurosurgeons and neuroanaesthesiologists. The management of these injuries starts at the scene of the accident. However, strategies for preventing secondary brain injury and its sequelae are continuing to evolve. These strategies include the use of pharmacological and nonpharmacological techniques. Preventing hypoxia and the use of hypertonic saline have been shown to have favourable results on the outcome of these injuries. The use of isoflurane has been shown to have a neuronprotective effect. Propofol is thought to be the future drug of choice because of its neuroprotective propertie...
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