Management of early postoperative diabetes insipidus with parenteral desmopressin.

Management of early postneurosurgical diabetes insipidus (DI) requires parenteral vasopressin before intranasal administration of desmopressin-1 desamino-8 D arginine vasopressin (dDAVP) can be initiated. We have evaluated in 15 neurosurgical patients the effect and the tolerance of a 3-day regimen of dDAVP administered im every 12 h. Patients were randomly… CONTINUE READING