Pentobarbital protection from cerebral infarction without suppression of edema.

We studied the mechanism of barbiturate protection from focal cerebral infarction in cats by examining in detail edema formation 72 hours after acute, permanent occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery (LMCA). Neurological function, gas exchange, vital signs, and intracranial pressure (ICP) were observed during the post-occlusion period, and infarct… CONTINUE READING