[Hypertonic saline solution for reduction of intracranial pressure. Are there doubts?].

@article{Theilen2007HypertonicSS,
  title={[Hypertonic saline solution for reduction of intracranial pressure. Are there doubts?].},
  author={Herman Theilen and Maximilian Ragaller and Timo Koch},
  journal={Der Anaesthesist},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={385-7}
}
Osmotherapy, i.e. the intravenous administration of hyperosmolar solutions, is one of the mainstays of therapy for reduction of a pathologically increased intracranial pressure, in addition to analgosedation and raising the upper body of the patient. The administration of mannitol as a osmotherapeutic agent is, however, marred by considerable side-effects… CONTINUE READING