Continuous hyperosmolar therapy for traumatic brain injury-associated cerebral edema: As good as it gets, or an iatrogenic secondary insult?

@article{Kahle2013ContinuousHT,
  title={Continuous hyperosmolar therapy for traumatic brain injury-associated cerebral edema: As good as it gets, or an iatrogenic secondary insult?},
  author={Kristopher Thomas Kahle and Brian P. Walcott and J. Marc Simard},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={20},
  pages={30-31}
}
Cerebral edema is a heterogeneous condition that is present in almost every type of neurological disease process--ranging from tumor, to cerebrovascular disease, to infection, to trauma, among others. It is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiologic mechanisms of edema formation are distinct for the different conditions, thereby defining the various classifications. A relatively new treatment practice for cerebral edema is known as induced, sustained… CONTINUE READING
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