Hypoxic –ischaemic brain injury following cardiac arrest

Publication date: Available online 30 March 2017 Source:Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine Author(s): Robin S. Howard Hypoxic–ischaemic brain injury (HIBI) has become an increasingly common cause of admission to intensive care units (ICUs) and prolonged or permanent neurological disability. It is essential to provide an accurate prognosis to guide management. Following restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) clinical assessment is often difficult and ancillary investigation is necessary. Outcome depends on the severity of the initial insult, the effectiveness of immediate resuscitation and transfer, and the post-resuscitation management on the ICU. Some patients remain profoundly impaired and others may develop complications including myoclonic epilepsy, cognitive impairment, border-zone infarction and movement disorders. The management of patients with HIBI presents considerable clinical, ethical and legal difficulties.
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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