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A 35-year-old male presents with severe head trauma

A 35-year-old male presents with severe head trauma. Funduscopic examination demonstrates papilledema and increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and impending herniation is suspected. Mannitol is given and a decision is made to hyperventilate the patient as a last-ditch effort while waiting for neurosurgical evaluation. Which of the following is an appropriate target level of PCO2 for therapeutic hyperventilation?

A.

22 mm Hg

B.

27 mm Hg

C.

32 mm Hg

D.

37 mm Hg

E.

42 mm Hg

Please Select at least one option.