Treatment of elevated intracranial pressure by infusions of 10% saline in severely head injured patients.

@article{Schatzmann1998TreatmentOE,
  title={Treatment of elevated intracranial pressure by infusions of 10% saline in severely head injured patients.},
  author={C Schatzmann and Hans Egmont Heissler and Kathrin Koenig and P Klinge-Xhemajli and Eckhard Rickels and Michael Muehling and M F Boerschel and Madjid Samii},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
  year={1998},
  volume={71},
  pages={31-3}
}
The management of intracranial pressure (ICP) is a factor in outcome of patients with head trauma. However, recent studies have revealed that the current strategies, which have been applied to control ICP for adequate cerebral perfusion, are unsatisfactory. Against this background, the efficacy of short-term infusions of hypertonic saline on ICP was investigated. In severely head injured (SHI) patients, hypertonic saline (100 ml 10% NaCl) was administered when standard agents (mannitol… CONTINUE READING
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