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Neuro - TBI / ICH

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Decompressive craniectomy in diffuse traumatic brain injury.
Cooper DJ, Rosenfeld JV, Murray L, Arabi YM, Davies AR, D'Urso P, Kossmann T, Ponsford J, Seppelt I, Reilly P, Wolfe R; DECRA Trial Investigators; Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group.
N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 21;364(16):1493-502.

Rationale for inclusion: DECRA Trial - RCT assessing functional outcomes in those undergoing early craniectomy with severe TBI and refractory ICH (GOS-E).

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Association between continuous hyperosmolar therapy and survival in patients with traumatic brain injury – a multicentre prospective cohort study and systematic review
Karim Asehnoune, corresponding author, Sigismond Lasocki, Philippe Seguin, Thomas Geeraerts, Pierre François Perrigault, Claire Dahyot-Fizelier, Catherine Paugam Burtz, Fabrice Cook, Dominique Demeure dit latte, Raphael Cinotti, Pierre Joachim Mahe, Camille Fortuit, Romain Pirracchio, Fanny Feuillet, Véronique Sébille
Published online 2017 Dec 28.

Rationale for inclusion: Multicenter prospective cohort study evaluating effectiveness of continuous hyperosmolar therapy in ICH on mortality and outcomes.

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Trial of Decompressive Craniectomy for Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension.
Hutchinson PJ, Kolias AG, Timofeev IS, Corteen EA, Czosnyka M, Timothy J, Anderson I, Bulters DO, Belli A, Eynon CA, Wadley J, Mendelow AD, Mitchell PM, Wilson MH, Critchley G, Sahuquillo J, Unterberg A, Servadei F, Teasdale GM, Pickard JD1, Menon DK, Murray GD, Kirkpatrick PJ; RESCUEicp Trial Collaborators.
N Engl J Med. 2016 Sep 22;375(12):1119-30.

Rationale for inclusion: RESCUEicp Trial - RCT assessing effectiveness of craniectomy as last-tier intervention in severe TBI and refractory ICH.

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Guidelines for the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Fourth Edition.
Carney N, Totten AM, O'Reilly C, Ullman JS, Hawryluk GW, Bell MJ, Bratton SL, Chesnut R, Harris OA, Kissoon N, Rubiano AM, Shutter L, Tasker RC, Vavilala MS, Wilberger J, Wright DW, Ghajar J.
Neurosurgery. 2017 Jan 1;80(1):6-15.

Rationale for inclusion: 4th edition update for the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines.

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A trial of intracranial-pressure monitoring in traumatic brain injury.
Chesnut RM, Temkin N, Carney N, Dikmen S, Rondina C, Videtta W, Petroni G, Lujan S, Pridgeon J, Barber J, Machamer J, Chaddock K, Celix JM, Cherner M, Hendrix T; Global Neurotrauma Research Group.
N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 27;367(26):2471-81.

Rationale for inclusion: BEST TRIP Study - International RCT evaluating whether ICP monitoring improved mortality and neurologic function.

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Effect of citicoline on functional and cognitive status among patients with traumatic brain injury: Citicoline Brain Injury Treatment Trial (COBRIT).
Zafonte RD, Bagiella E, Ansel BM, Novack TA, Friedewald WT, Hesdorffer DC, Timmons SD, Jallo J, Eisenberg H, Hart T, Ricker JH, Diaz-Arrastia R, Merchant RE, Temkin NR, Melton S, Dikmen SS.
JAMA. 2012 Nov 21;308(19):1993-2000.

Rationale for inclusion: COBRIT Trial - phase 3 double blind multi-centered RCT comparing effects of citicoline v placebo on functional and cognitive status.

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Association between early hyperoxia and worse outcomes after traumatic brain injury.
Brenner M, Stein D, Hu P, Kufera J, Wooford M, Scalea T.
Arch Surg. 2012 Nov;147(11):1042-6.

Rationale for inclusion: Retrospective review evaluating effects of hyperoxia and hypoxia on mortality and discharge GCS scores.

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ProTECT: a randomized clinical trial of progesterone for acute traumatic brain injury.
Wright DW, Kellermann AL, Hertzberg VS, Clark PL, Frankel M, Goldstein FC, Salomone JP, Dent LL, Harris OA, Ander DS, Lowery DW, Patel MM, Denson DD, Gordon AB, Wald MM, Gupta S, Hoffman SW, Stein DG.
Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Apr;49(4):391-402, 402.e1-2.

Rationale for inclusion: The ProTECT trial!  A large multi-institutional trail suggesting a role for progesterone in TBI.

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Reduced mortality rate in patients with severe traumatic brain injury treated with brain tissue oxygen monitoring.
Stiefel MF, Spiotta A, Gracias VH, Garuffe AM, Guillamondegui O, Maloney-Wilensky E, Bloom S, Grady MS, LeRoux PD.
J Neurosurg. 2005 Nov;103(5):805-11.

Rationale for inclusion: Pb02 monitoring reduces mortality in severe TBI.

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Prehospital hypertonic saline resuscitation of patients with hypotension and severe traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial.
Cooper DJ, Myles PS, McDermott FT, Murray LJ, Laidlaw J, Cooper G, Tremayne AB, Bernard SS, Ponsford J; HTS Study Investigators.
JAMA. 2004 Mar 17;291(11):1350-7.

Rationale for inclusion: Well referenced publication describing the role of HTS in TBI.

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Cerebral perfusion pressure: management protocol and clinical results.
Rosner MJ, Rosner SD, Johnson AH.
J Neurosurg. 1995 Dec;83(6):949-62.

Rationale for inclusion: The original description of CPP and how its management effects outcome.

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High-dose barbiturate control of elevated intracranial pressure in patients with severe head injury.
Eisenberg HM, Frankowski RF, Contant CF, Marshall LF, Walker MD.
J Neurosurg. 1988 Jul;69(1):15-23.

Rationale for inclusion: The role of burst suppression and deep sedation to control ICP originated with this paper.

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