BT_PO 1.95 Determinants of ICP and their regulation 

I am going to spend two days in this topic.

Today to get you thinking about the topic and tomorrow, an exercise for you to help you clarify an issue that has tripped up many a registrar in vivas.

I have recently had a much more pleasant kind of trip, to Washington DC for the IARS meeting. For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you may remember my post mentioning the work of Yayoi Kusama. Well, she currently has an exhibition in DC and I spotted one of her pumpkins!

BT_RA1.12  Outline the factors determining intracranial pressure and discuss its regulation
The Monroe- Kellie doctrine can be represented graphically as an elastance curve TRUE/FALSE

Reduction CSF production as ICP rises helps maintain a normal ICP TRUE/FALSE

An intact blood brain barrier is necessary for intravenous mannitol to decrease brain water TRUE/FALSE

Factors the reduce CMRO2 generally reduce cerebral blood volume TRUE/FALSE

Doses of volatile anaesthetic agents less than 1MAC cause an uncoupling of the relationship between CMRO2 and cerebral blood flow TRUE/FALSE

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