An analysis of the relationship between fluid and sodium administration and intracranial pressure after head injury.

@article{Schmoker1992AnAO,
  title={An analysis of the relationship between fluid and sodium administration and intracranial pressure after head injury.},
  author={Joseph D. Schmoker and Steven R. Shackford and Steven Wald and John A. Pietropaoli},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          476-81
        }
}
Severe head injury is the leading cause of traumatic death. When a severe head injury is combined with hypotension the mortality doubles. The use of asanguineous salt solutions to maintain blood pressure, however, may contribute to cerebral swelling and intracranial hypertension. For this reason, restrictions of fluids (FLD) and sodium (Na) have been advocated. To our knowledge, however, there are no clinical data to support this recommendation. We hypothesized that in adult patients sustaining… CONTINUE READING
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