ICP/CPP management · Neuromonitoring · TBI General · Traumatic Brain Injury

BEST TRIP – ICP vs. CT/clinical exam for TBI

Now more than three years old, but still an absolute landmark study and mandatory reading for anyone who cares for neurotrauma patients. Smallish trial but very well carried out and yielding some remarkable findings. A commonly cited article by Randy Chesnut and his group showing equipoise between an ICP-driven protocol and management determined by CT and clinical exams.

“For patients with severe traumatic brain injury, care focused on maintaining monitored intracranial pressure at 20 mm Hg or less was not shown to be superior to care based on imaging and clinical examination”

Read the full article by Chesnut et al in the New England Journal of Medicine 2012.

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