Diagnosis and Management of Combined Central Diabetes Insipidus and Cerebral Salt Wasting Syndrome After Traumatic Brain Injury.

@article{Wu2016DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and Management of Combined Central Diabetes Insipidus and Cerebral Salt Wasting Syndrome After Traumatic Brain Injury.},
  author={Xuehai Wu and Xiaolan Zhou and Liang Gao and Xing Wei Wu and Li Fei and Ying Mao and Jin Hu and Liangfu Zhou},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={88},
  pages={483-7}
}
BACKGROUND Combined central diabetes insipidus and cerebral salt wasting syndrome after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is rare, is characterized by massive polyuria leading to severe water and electrolyte disturbances, and usually is associated with very high mortality mainly as a result of delayed diagnosis and improper management. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of 11 patients who developed combined central diabetes insipidus and… CONTINUE READING