Decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury: The randomized multicenter RESCUEicp study (www.RESCUEicp.com

P. J. Hutchinson*, E. Corteen, M. Czosnyka', A. D. Mendelow, D. K. Menon, P. Mitche, G. Murray, J. D. Pickard, E. Rickels, J. Sahuquillo, F. Servadei, G. M. Teasdale, I. Timofeev, A. Unterberg, P. J. Kirkpatrick

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Abstract

The RESCUEicp (Randomized Evaluation of Surgery with Craniectomy for Uncontrollable Elevation of intracranial pressure) study has been established to determine whether decompressive craniectomy has a role in the management of patients with traumatic brain injury and raised intracranial pressure that does not respond to initial treatment measures. We describe the concept of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury and the rationale and protocol of the RESCUEicp study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event13th International Symposium on Brain Edema and Tissue Injury - Ann Arbor, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jun 20053 Jun 2005

Keywords

  • head injury
  • traumatic brain injury
  • intracranial pressure
  • decompressive craniectomy

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