Effects of hypertonic (10%) saline in patients with raised intracranial pressure after stroke.

@article{Schwarz2002EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of hypertonic (10%) saline in patients with raised intracranial pressure after stroke.},
  author={Stefan Schwarz and Dimitrios Georgiadis and Alfred Aschoff and Stefan Schwab},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={136-40}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of hypertonic saline in stroke patients with increased intracranial pressure (ICP) after conventional therapy with mannitol had failed. METHODS Twenty-two episodes of ICP crisis occurred in 8 patients in whom the standard treatment of 200 mL of 20% mannitol was not effective. ICP crisis was defined as an increase in ICP of 20 mm Hg (n=18), pupillary abnormality (n=3), or a combination of both (n=1). The patients were… CONTINUE READING
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