Foreword
Acknowledgment
Introduction and Methodology
Neuroimaging in the Management of Penetrating Brain Injury
Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in the Management of Penetrating Brain Injury
Surgical Management of Penetrating Brain Injury
Vascular Complications of Penetrating Brain Injury
Management of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Penetrating Brain Injury
Antiseizure Prophylaxis for Penetrating Brain Injury
Introduction and Methology
PROGNOSTIC INDICATORS
DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS: AGE
EPIDEMIOLOGY: CAUSE OF INJURY
EPIDEMIOLOGY: MODE OF INJURY
EPIDEMIOLOGY: CALIBER OF WEAPON
SYSTEMIC MEASURES: HYPOTENSION
SYSTEMIC MEASURES: COAGULOPATHY
SYSTEMIC MEASURES: RESPIRATORY DISTRESS
NEUROLOGIC MEASURES: LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND GLASGOW COMA SCALE
NEUROLOGIC MEASURES: PUPILLARY SIZE AND LIGHT REFLEX
NEUROLOGIC MEASURES: INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE
FEATURES ON CT SCANNING
FEATURES ON CT SCANNING
FEATURES ON CT SCANNING
KEY ISSUES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH IN PROGNOSIS IN PBI