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NeuroBytes: Medical Student Series: Under Pressure: The Body's Response to Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP)

NeuroBytes: Medical Student Series: Under Pressure: The Body's Response to Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP)

Course Description

Monro-Kellie doctrine highlighted cerebrospinal fluid, blood, and brain parenchyma as key players in intracranial pressure. Intracranial hypertension can be caused by a myriad of conditions from idiopathic intracranial hypertension to strokes, and cerebral space-occupying lesions such as tumors or abscesses. Herein, we aim to discuss intracranial hypertension pathophysiology and clinical presentation.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this program the learner will be able to:
  • Recognize the presentation of a patient with increased intracranial pressure, understand its pathophysiology, and distinguish its causes.

Date of Release

May 28, 2024

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Faculty & Disclosures

UMM E AIMEN PATEL
Medical Student
Karachi Medical and Dental College
Pakistan
*Ms. Patel has nothing to disclose.

VASHWIN M. AMARNANI
Medical Student
University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Philippines
*Mr. Armanani has nothing to disclose.

POOJA ROKAYA
Medical Student
Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences
Nepal
*Ms. Rokaya has nothing to disclose.

Faculty Advisor


OANA MARIA DUMITRASCU, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
May Clinic - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
*Dr. Dumitrascu has nothing to disclose.

Reviewers


AIMEE SZEWKA, MD, FAAN
Assistant Professor
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
*Dr. Szewka has nothing to disclose.


CARLOS ROMO, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
*Dr. Romo has nothing to disclose.



NeuroBytes Staff

Lucy Persaud, Associate Director, Graduate Education
Minneapolis, MN
*Ms. Persaud has nothing to disclose.


Xiaoyu Sun, Associate Director, eLearning
Minneapolis, MN
*Ms. Sun has nothing to disclose.


Robert Rook, Manager, eLearning
Minneapolis, MN
*Mr. Rook has nothing to disclose.



*Relationship Disclosure