Barbiturates for the treatment of intracranial hypertension after traumatic brain injury.

Sarice L. Bassin*, Thomas P. Bleck

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In their article on the use of barbiturates for the treatment of intracranial hypertension after traumatic brain injury, Perez-Barcena and colleagues conclude that thiopental was more effective than pentobarbital in decreasing intracranial pressure. Here we discuss the limitations of this study and review areas of controversy surrounding barbiturate use in neurocritical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185
Number of pages1
JournalCritical care (London, England)
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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