Intracranial Pressure Monitoring, Experience in Jordan University Hospital

Awni Musharbash, Qussai Saleh, Ahmed Tamimi, Moh'd Abu-Elrub, Walid Maani

Abstract


Objective: This retrospective study was done to evaluate the Intracranial Pressure (ICP) monitoring and
its effect on the outcome of multi-trauma patients, including severe head injury, in Jordan University
Hospital, as many studies were published with controversies.
Methods: A total of 67 patients were included in the study, and in 42 patients ICP monitoring was used.
Results: It was found that the mortality rate increases with the higher readings in the ICP, reaching up to
100% in patients with an ICP of 60mmHg and above. Although the mortality rate was less in the ICP
monitored patients (35.7%), compared to the Non- ICP monitored patients (52%).
Conclusion: The final outcome of severely head injured patients is not truly known especially in multitrauma
patients.

Keywords


Intracranial Pressure Monitoring, Outcome, Severe Head Injury.

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