Emerg Med Clin North Am 2018 May 10;36(2):459-472. Epub 2018 Feb 10.
Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Arizona, PO Box 245057, Tucson, AZ 85724-5057, USA; Department of Pediatrics, The University of Arizona, PO Box 245057, Tucson, AZ 85724-5057, USA.
Traumatic brain injury is a highly prevalent and devastating cause of morbidity and mortality in children. A rapid, stepwise approach to the traumatized child should proceed, addressing life-threatening problems first. Management focuses on preventing secondary injury from physiologic extremes such as hypoxemia, hypotension, prolonged hyperventilation, temperature extremes, and rapid changes in cerebral blood flow. Read More