[Inadequate secretion of atrial natriuretic peptide in children with acute brain injury].

OBJECTIVE Fluid and electrolyte disturbances are frequent after acute brain damage. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), which can also be found in brain tissue, could be a hormone implicated in such disorders (cerebral salt wasting syndrome). PATIENTS AND METHODS Plasma ANP levels were analyzed in 50 children with acute neurological deterioration (secondary… CONTINUE READING