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By Senior Registrar Department of Anaesthesia Nian Chih Hwang, Peng Jin London Lucien Ooi

International specialists in ailments of the adrenal glands current new medical facts and sensible guidance for surgeons, citizens, endocrinologists and training physicians. The booklet covers all features of adrenal gland ailments in nice aspect. comprises approx. 2 hundred illustrations comparable to radiographs, CTMRI photos, graphs and microscopic pathological slides, and so forth. a number of tables and colour illustrations of surgical thoughts with emphasis at the laparoscopic method are incorporated.

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Spontaneous (non-traumatic) Hypertension Vascular anomaly — cerebral aneurysm, AVM, cavernous malformation Haemorrhagic conversion of cerebral infarction Cerebral amyloid angiopathy Coagulopathy — constitutional, drug related Tumour — primary or metastatic or leukaemia Drug abuse 24 Intra-cerebral Haemorrhage in Adults 25 incidence of ICH increases significantly after age 55 years, and doubles with each decade of age until age of more than 80 where the incidence is 25 times that for the total population (350 per 100,000/ year).

Indications for phenytoin1 Phenytoin therapy is indicated in head injured patients with increased risk of developing early (within first week) post-traumatic seizures. These patients may have any of the following: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Seizure within 24 hours of injury. A GCS of less than 10. Penetrating head wound. Depressed skull fracture. Extradural haematoma. Acute subdural haematoma. Cerebral contusion. The adult loading dose is 15 mg/kg (1050 mg for a 70 kg patient). The physician should administer the initial intravenous dose of 500 mg Acute Management of Head Injuries 19 at a rate of not more than 50 mg per minute with ECG and BP monitoring.

As in all clinical situations, it is important to go through the steps of taking a good history, and performing a complete physical examination, according to well-established clinical priorities. Airway, breathing and circulation must be assessed first, and immediate treatment instituted if necessary. 1,2 The neurologic examination is performed in two stages. e. eye, verbal and motor responses (Table 1). A GCS score of 3 indicates that the patient is in deep coma, while a fully conscious and Table 1 Points Best Eye Opening 6 5 4 3 2 1 – – Spontaneous To speech To pain None *Children The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) Best Verbal Response* Best Motor Response – Obeys Oriented Localises pain Confused Flexion withdrawal Inappropriate words Abnormal flexion (decorticate) Incomprehensible sounds Extension (decerebrate) None None younger than two years should receive full verbal scoring if they cry after stimulation.

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