Category Neurosurgery
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Bacterial ventriculitis (BV) is inflammation of the ventricular drainage system, usually due to bacterial infection of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Vasospasm in Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

Vasospasm in SAH: vasospasm = dynamic narrowing of vessels due to a radiological diagnosis; delayed neurological deterioration (DND) is clinically detected neurological deterioration after stabilisation not due to re-bleeding, may be due to multiple other causes; delayed cerebral ischaemia (DCI) is any neurological deterioration >1 hour that presumed due to ischemia, and other causes excluded
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Central Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a condition caused by loss of the effect of antidiuretic hormone on the collecting ducts of the kidneys, resulting in loss of free water.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Lund Concept for Traumatic Brain injury

A 'volume-targeted' approach to the management of TBI developed by a Swedish group (not ABBA), based on physiological volume regulation of the intracranial compartments. The Lund concept contradicts the prevailing strategem of titrating CPP to match ICP in TBI
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Temperature and Traumatic Brain Injury

Temperature and TBI. Induced hypothermia has been used for years to reduced cerebral metabolic rate; manipulation of temperature has been shown to effect certain types of brain injury (therapeutic hypothermia in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest).