Cerebral microdialysis in patients with fulminant hepatic failure.

@article{Tofteng2002CerebralMI,
  title={Cerebral microdialysis in patients with fulminant hepatic failure.},
  author={Flemming Tofteng and Linda Jorgensen and Bent Adel Hansen and Peter Ott and Jens Kondrup and Fin Stolze Larsen},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={1333-40}
}
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is often complicated by high intracranial pressure (ICP) and fatal brain damage. In this study, we determined if a rise in [glutamate]ec and [lactate]ec preceded surges of high ICP in patients with FHF (median age, 42; range, 20-55 years; 7 women; 3 men) by inserting a microdialysis catheter into the brain-cortex together… CONTINUE READING