Intravenous glycerol and mannitol therapy in children with intracranial hypertension.

Abstract

Acute intracranial hypertension may respond to intravenous mannitol, but frequent administration can cause cerebral edema or renal problems. We evaluated the use of 20% glycerol administered intravenously as an alternative to mannitol. Intravenous glycerol and mannitol were equally effective in lowering acute elevations of intracranial pressure. The… (More)

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@article{MacDonald1982IntravenousGA, title={Intravenous glycerol and mannitol therapy in children with intracranial hypertension.}, author={J. T. MacDonald and Don L Uden}, journal={Neurology}, year={1982}, volume={32 4}, pages={437-40} }