Volume 24
Number 0
Jan 2016
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W.M. van den Bergh

This review describes the pharmacological options in the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury based on the current evidence and guidelines. The ultimate goal of pharmacological treatment is the prevention of brain ischaemia and subsequent secondary brain damage. The focus is on resuscitation fluids and treatment of raised intracranial pressure by means of sedatives and osmotherapy, but also included options for neuroprotection and treatment of epilepsy.

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