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decompress

(dē″kŏm-prĕs′)
1. To pass from a state of stress to tranquillity.
2. To relieve pressure, esp. that produced by air or gas.
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Decompressive craniectomy for management of traumatic brain injury: An update.
Decompressive laminectomy with resection of the epidural fat is also very successful in improving neurological symptoms.
The results in our study indicate that early endoscope-assisted SSICH evacuation is safe and effective and that endoscopic surgery is a feasible method in hematoma evacuation but prospective controlled clinical trials comparing this treatment modality with conventional hematoma evacuation through craniotomy, decompressive craniectomy and with conservative treatment are needed.
Usefulness of transcranial echography in patients with decompressive craniectomy: a comparison with computed tomography scan.
He is on life support systems and under constant monitoring by a team of neurosurgeons and critical care providers," a defence ministry release said, adding that a lifesaving ' decompressive hemicraniectomy' has been done.
A lifesaving decompressive hemicraniectomy was done," the press release said.
Organized by fractures of specific body parts, as well as tendon injuries and compartment syndrome and decompressive fasciotomies, chapters explain indications, preoperative planning and assessment, anesthesia, equipment, operating room set-up, the surgical approach, patient positioning, reduction techniques, postoperative care and rehabilitation, outpatient follow-up, and implant removal, in an outline format.
A 59-year-old male presented with spontaneous left-sided acute subdural hemorrhage, for which he underwent decompressive left craniectomy (Figure 1) with an uneventful recovery.
Fatal outcome despite bilateral decompressive craniectomy for refractory intracranial pressure increase in butane intoxication: Case report.
For example, normalising intracranial pressure in traumatic brain injury by early decompressive craniectomy (2), arterial blood pressure in sepsis by inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (3), urine output in acute renal impairment using dopamine (4), haemoglobin (when not bleeding) by transfusion (5), and blood glucose using an insulin infusion (6).