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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cracking code of theory: Raised ICP

Cracking the code of theory with Ranjith. The topic of Raised ICP is not only usefull in theory but in practicals as well.
About Dr Ranjith kumar CS
He is Currently persuing DM in medical oncology from JIPMER, completed DNB from Kanchi Kamakoti Child Trust Hospital with a GOLD MEDAL in his hand, has great academic interests and contributed about 9 chapters  in scott pediatriks clinical methods in 3rd edition as author and is one of the co-author at dnbpediatrics.com
PHYSIOLOGIC CONSIDERATIONS:

Intracranial pressure:

Normal values :

The normal range for ICP varies with age.
Values for children are not as well established as for adults.
Normal values are:
 < 10 to 15mmHg for adults and older children,
3 to 7 mm Hg for young children,
1.5 to 6 mm Hg for term infants.
ICP can be sub- atmospheric in newborns.

Usually normal limits are taken as 5 to 15 mm Hg.