Talk:Intracranial pressure

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This page needs work! Will try in coming months to sit down and write a full paper.~ Neuroscientist July 4, 2005 13:29 (UTC)

Linking Ischemia[edit]

There are references to ischemia in this article, which can be found in another article in the wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ischemia

Just thought they should be linked. I'd do it if I knew how.

Cheers The preceding unsigned comment was added by 219.95.59.9 (talk • contribs) .

Done. Thanks for the suggestion! delldot | talk 03:19, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Question on another page[edit]

There's a question at Talk:Orthostatic_hypotension#Question which might be appropriate (or interesting) to address in this page. The question is about the nonpathologic perception of increased pressure in the head from reclining with the head below the heart. I think that, for the average reader, an explanation of how pressure is normally regulated, and what the body does to keep a handstand from killing you, might be interesting. WhatamIdoing (talk) 18:31, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Merge?[edit]

This page has substantial overlap with Hydrocephalus. Merge the two articles? --Una Smith (talk) 01:43, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

I'd be opposed to merging the two articles and leaving a redirect, because intracranial pressure and hydrocephalus are two completely different things. A lot of the head trauma pages link to ICP because of cerebral edema that results, e.g. intracranial hemorrhage, brain herniation, etc. (check WLH). However, I'm fine with moving any redundant content to one page or the other. I would think content about high ICP in hydrocephalus should come here. delldot talk 02:29, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Merge from intracranial hypertension?[edit]

Intracranial hypertension is a stub. High ICP is discussed in much greater detail here. Alternately, we could merge the content on high ICP from here to there and keep two separate pages. I'd think a merge would be better though. delldot talk 14:48, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Good question. Boldly fixed that. I can carry out the merge, it won't take much because most of the info's already here. delldot talk 02:33, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Didn't see any objections to the merge so went ahead. Let me know if there are any problems. delldot ∇. 23:56, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

This page has so many falsities it isn't funny.[edit]

The whole premise that if your ICP goes beyond 40mm/hg you will suffer irrepairble damage is false. I have managed many TBI patients who have had sustained ICP's in the high 30's and 40's for days with decent recovery of functionl. Some, but not all, go on to work and function in society. Several are in college or gainfully returned to work. The premise of only taking the ICP in to account without weighing other factors is indicative of a complete patient mismanagement and delenquncy of the medical team doing so. Cou can not monitor ICP alone with out taking in to account the perfusion pressures(MAP-ICP=CPP) and end capillary brain tissue oxygenation(pbtO2)in the penumbra of the injury. Since 2002 any reputable medical center that has managed patients with elevated ICPs has done so knowing that they must maintain adequate cerebral perfusion. When the brain loses compliance the perfusion thresholds increase not entirely unlike someone with noncompliant lungs needing positive pressure ventilation to recruit alveoli and exchange gases. Guided brain tissue oxygenation and cerebral microdialysis are vanguard in assuring that these types of patients get the very best care. It's the brain, stupid!

Thanks for the fixes you've made so far. If you have some expertise in the field, please continue the good work, ideally supported by sources that meet the WP:MEDRS (medical sources) guideline. Every Wikipedia page is a work in progress, and this one really has a long way to go. JFW | T@lk 07:11, 3 July 2011 (UTC)