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
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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