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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Influence Of The Respiratory Physioterapy On Intracranial Pressure In Severe Head Trauma Patients [infuência Da Fisioterapia Respiratória Na Pressão Intracraniana Em Pacientes Com Traumatismo Craniencefálico Grave]
Author: Thiesen R.A.
Dragosavac D.
Roquejani A.C.
Falcao A.L.E.
Araujo S.
Dantas Filho V.P.
Oliveira R.A.R.A.
Terzi R.G.G.
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate influence of the respiratory physiotherapy on intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with severe head trauma. Method: Thirty five patients with severe head trauma were included in the study. The patients were divided into three groups: ICP 0-10, 11-20 and 21-30 mmHg, The following variables were measured: ICP and mean arterial pressure. Cerebral perfusion pressure was calculated as the difference between mean arterial and intracranial pressure. Results: Endotracheal aspiration increased ICP in all patients. The mean arterial pressure didn't change and cerebral perfusion pressure decreased, but remaning normal value. Conclusion: Respiratory physiotherapy maneuvers can be safely applied in patients with severe head trauma with ICP below 30 mmHg. More attention should be taken during endotracheal aspiration.
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Date Issue: 2005
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