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Dirk Weismann, Andreas Schneider, Charlotte Höybye
Hyponatremia (HN) is a common condition, with a large number of aetiologies and a complicated treatment. While chronic HN has been shown to be a predictor of poor outcome, sodium-increasing treatments in chronic stable and asymptomatic HN has not proven to increase life expectancy. For symptomatic HN, in contrast, the necessity for urgent treatment has broadly been accepted to avoid the development of fatal cerebral oedema. On the other hand, a too rapid increase of serum sodium in chronic HN may result in cerebral damage due to osmotic demyelination...
September 8, 2016: Endocrine Connections
Hervé Quintard, Camille Patet, Jean-Baptiste Zerlauth, Tamarah Suys, Pierre Bouzat, Luc Pellerin, Reto Meuli, Pierre J Magistretti, Mauro Oddo
Energy dysfunction is associated with worse prognosis after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Recent data suggest that hypertonic sodium lactate infusion (HL) improves energy metabolism after TBI. Here, we specifically examined whether the efficacy of HL (3h infusion, 30-40 μmol/kg/min) in improving brain energetics (using cerebral microdialysis [CMD] glucose as a main therapeutic end-point) was dependent on baseline cerebral metabolic state (assessed by CMD lactate/pyruvate ratio [LPR]) and cerebral blood flow (CBF, measured with perfusion computed tomography [PCT])...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
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