Category: Head injuryCurrent Issues in the Management of Severe Head InjuryValadka, Alex B. M.D., F.A.C.S.; Gopinath, Shankar P. M.D.Author Information Dr. Valadka is Associate Professor, and Dr. Gopinath is Senior Resident in Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery Baylor College of Medicine, 6560 Fannin Street, Suite 944, Houston, Texas 77030. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Editor: Ali F. Krisht, M.D.* University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Production Assistant: Ronalda Williams Editorial Board: Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D. Evandro De Oliveira, M.D. Curtis A. Dickman, M.D. Rudolph Fahlbusch, M.D. John Fox, M.D. Allan Friedman, M.D. Douglas Kondziolka, M.D. Mark Linskey, M.D. Tom Origitano, M.D. Glenn Pait, M.D. Kalmon Post, M.D. Chandra Sen, M.D. Robert Solomon, M.D. Martin Weiss, M.D. Gazi Yasargil, M.D. * Dr. Krisht has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Contemporary Neurosurgery: January 30th, 2001 - Volume 23 - Issue 2 - p 1-8 Buy Abstract Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Discuss the principles of assessment and resuscitation of head-injured patients in the prehospital setting and in the emergency center. 2. Describe indications for and principles of surgery in head-injured patients. 3. Review intracranial monitoring strategies and basic management principles as they relate to the concept of secondary injury. 4. Outline a rational approach to the treatment of refractory intracranial hypertension. 5. Describe the outcome of severe head injury. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.