Hypertonic saline for cerebral edema

Alexandros L. Georgiadis, Jose Suarez

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Abstract

Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is a major contributor to the mortality of many conditions encountered in a neurologic intensive care unit. Achieving a sustained reduction in ICP in patients with intracranial hypertension remains a challenge. Treatment with hyperosmolar agents is one of the few options that are available, and mannitol is currently the most commonly used agent. However, hypertonic saline solutions have recently emerged as a potentially safer and more efficacious alternative to mannitol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-530
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Brain Edema
Intracranial Pressure
Mannitol
Hypertonic Saline Solutions
Intracranial Hypertension
Nervous System
Intensive Care Units
Mortality
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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Hypertonic saline for cerebral edema. / Georgiadis, Alexandros L.; Suarez, Jose.

In: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, Vol. 3, No. 6, 01.01.2003, p. 524-530.

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Georgiadis, Alexandros L. ; Suarez, Jose. / Hypertonic saline for cerebral edema. In: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2003 ; Vol. 3, No. 6. pp. 524-530.
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