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Doctor insights on: Corticosteroids To Decrease Intracranial Pressure

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What happens if icp (intracranial pressure) increases, then does loc (level of consciousness) decreases?

What happens if icp (intracranial pressure) increases, then does loc (level of consciousness) decreases?

Consciousness: As ICP increases and particularly when it gets to the higher ranges LOC can occur, in severely elevated increased pressures coma and even death can occur. ...Read more

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If increased intracranial pressure(icp) is contraindicated in lumbar puncture, why one of the indication of this procedure is to decrease the icp?

If increased intracranial pressure(icp) is contraindicated in lumbar puncture, why one of the indication of this procedure is to decrease the icp?

Different situations: It depends on the clinical situation. If there is a mass lesion in the brain that causes a differential pressure between the supratentorial and infratentorial areas, lumbar puncture can accentuate the difference and lead to herniation of brain downward. If there isn't this differential (communicating hydrocephalus), a spinal tap can decrease the pressure uniformly throught the CSF system. ...Read more

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In what way can you measure your intracranial pressure?

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ICP: Intraventricular drain connected to an external pressure transducer, ventricular microtransducers, Transcranial ultrasonography. ...Read more

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How can you feel after intracranial pressure measuring?

Intracranial pressur: This type of monitoring should not affect you after the procedure unless there was an unexpected complication from the procedure ...Read more

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How to treat intracranial pressure ?

How to treat intracranial pressure ?

Depends on cause: Intracranial pressure is a serious condition that can cause brain damage if not treated promptly. If cause is temporary there are medications that can be used. If this is a permanent problem it is usually treated with a VP (vetriculo-peritoneal) shunt. That is a tube that runs from the ventricles in the brain to the abdomen. It lets the fluid drain out of the brain and prevents damage. ...Read more

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Whats increased intracranial pressure?

Above 15 cm H2O: Normal intracranial pressure is 5-15 cm h2o. Anything above that is increased. ...Read more

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What are early signs of intracranial pressure?

What are early signs of intracranial pressure?

Headache: Elevation of intracranial pressure will cause headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and, in severe cases, coma and death. Early signs are usually headaches. ...Read more

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Just how high is increased intracranial pressure.?

Above 15 cm H2O: Normal intracranial pressure is 5 - 15 cm h2o. Anything above 15 cm h2o is increased. ...Read more