The treatment of cerebral edema should be implemented once the primary disease process has been addressed and the degree of edema warrants intervention. Treatment is usually warranted when the edema is severe and attributable clinical signs and symptoms exceed the manifestations of the primary injury. Because a combination of edema types are usually involved, generalized approaches are often focused on decreasing ICP. Several strategies have been shown to be successful in reducing ICP, although their efficacy varies with the underlying disease, but detrimental effects may also result. The treatment of cerebral edema should therefore consider the primary etiology, the predominant type of edema, and the temporal evolution of the underlying pathophysiolo-gic processes. The following sections summarize the principal therapies for cerebral edema and briefly highlight interventions that focus on specific aspects elucidated from continued research efforts.

Understanding And Treating Autism

Understanding And Treating Autism

Whenever a doctor informs the parents that their child is suffering with Autism, the first & foremost question that is thrown over him is - How did it happen? How did my child get this disease? Well, there is no definite answer to what are the exact causes of Autism.

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