Cushing reflex


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Cushing reflex

see reflex bradycardia.
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Value of Cushing reflex as warning sign for brain ischaemia during neuroendoscopy.
Understanding the pathophysiology and clinical implications of the Cushing reflex and other physical signs of increased intracranial pressure [Electronic version].
Other reports indicate that an abrupt increase in ICP can result in a Cushing reflex that includes bradycardia and hypertension that may be preceded by tachycardia (2).
Bradycardia has been traditionally considered as a classic sign of the Cushing reflex, but it may be misleading as it may be a late sign of this reflex or a result of saline irrigation causing systemic hypertension and reflex bradycardia in the presence of a normal ICP (10).
They also noted that a decrease in CPP to 30-40 mmHg almost never resulted in a Cushing reflex and a CPP < 50 mmHg does not always result in haemodynamic changes.
His name is known to every medical student and is immortalized in the well-known Cushing syndrome, Cushing disease, Cushing reflex, and Cushing ulcer.
In Switzerland, he encountered the famous surgeon Theodor Kocher and physiologist Hugo Kronecker, and performed the basic work on the Cushing reflex (the rise of blood pressure with an increase in intracranial pressure).