Use of hypertonic (3%) saline/acetate infusion in the treatment of cerebral edema: Effect on intracranial pressure and lateral displacement of the brain.

@article{Qureshi1998UseOH,
  title={Use of hypertonic (3%) saline/acetate infusion in the treatment of cerebral edema: Effect on intracranial pressure and lateral displacement of the brain.},
  author={A I Qureshi and Jos{\'e} I. Su{\'a}rez and A. Prasad Bhardwaj and Marek A. Mirski and M S Schnitzer and Daniel F. Hanley and John A. Ulatowski},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={440-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of continuous hypertonic (3%) saline/acetate infusion on intracranial pressure (ICP) and lateral displacement of the brain in patients with cerebral edema. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTINGS Neurocritical care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS Twenty-seven consecutive patients with cerebral edema (30 episodes), including patients with head trauma (n = 8), postoperative edema (n = 5), nontraumatic intracranial hemorrhage (n = 8), and… CONTINUE READING
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