• Beta Blockers in Critically Ill Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: Results from a Multi-Center, Prospective, Observational AAST Study (February 2018)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Epidemiology, Trauma Systems
    Eric J. Ley, MD, Samuel D. Leonard, Galinos Barmparas, MD, Navpreet K. Dhillon, MD, Kenji Inaba, MD, Ali Salim, MD, Karen R. O'Bosky, MD, Danielle Tatum, PhD, Hooman Azmi, MD, Chad G. Ball, MD, MSc, Paul T. Engels, MD, Julie A. Dunn, MD, Matthew M. Carrick, MD, Jonathan P. Meizoso, MD, MSPH, Sarah Lombardo, MD, MSc, Bryan A. Cotton, MD, MPH, Thomas J. Schroeppel, MD, Sandro Rizoli, MD, PhD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    To test the hypothesis that beta blockade in critically ill TBI patients is associated with reduced mortality.

    Impact Statement:

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There are limited medical therapeutics available that prevent deterioration after the initial brain insult. Targeting the catecholamine surge after TBI with beta blockade may be associated with better outcomes.

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