Journal Article Intracranial Pressure Monitoring for Pediatric Acute Encephalopathy

Nosaka, Nobuyuki  ,  Tsukahara, Kohei  ,  Knaup, Emily  ,  Yabuuchi, Toshihiko  ,  Kikkawa, Tomonobu  ,  Fujii, Yosuke  ,  Yashiro, Masato  ,  Yasuhara, Takao  ,  Okada, Ayumi  ,  Ugawa, Toyomu  ,  Nakao, Atsunori  ,  Tsukahara, Hirokazu  ,  Date, Isao

71 ( 2 )  , pp.179 - 180 , 2017-04 , Okayama University Medical School
Newly published clinical practice guidelines recommend intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring in critical care for the management of pediatric acute encephalopathy (pAE), but the utility of ICP monitoring for pAE has been poorly studied. We recently performed direct ICP monitoring for two patients. We observed that although the direct ICP monitoring had clinical benefits with less body weight gain and no vasopressor use in both cases, this monitoring technique is still invasive. Future studies should determine the utility of non-invasive ICP monitoring systems in pAE to further improve the quality of intensive-care management.

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