Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord. In certain cases, persons with sustained traumatic brain injury may also sustain a spinal cord injury. The basic principle involving the management of Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries patients is to lessen the secondary neural injury which is followed by a primary CNS insult. Timely emergency stabilization, critical care management, and surgical interventions are essential for delaying the progression of secondary CNS injury. Finally the clinician treating TBI and TSI patients are assesed, and treated. The epidemiology, pathophysiology, and critical care management of TBI and TSI patients are reviewed. Positron Emission Tomography may be used to evaluate the activity of CNS tissue in patients with SCI.
- Track 1-1 Initial Assessment and Classification
- Track 2-2 Epidemiology
- Track 3-3 Pathophysiology
- Track 4-4 Radiographic Evaluation
- Track 5-5 Surgical Indications
- Track 6-6 Intensive Care Measures