Osmotherapy · Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

SAH-patients: HyperHaes and reduction in ICP (2004)

“.. infusion of 2 ml kg(-1) during 20 min has a predictable and clinically significant beneficial effect on ICP and CPP.”

Predictable reduction of intracranial hypertension with hypertonic saline hydroxyethyl starch: a prospective clinical trial in critically ill patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Bentsen et al, Norway. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 2004 Oct. Read the abstract here.

Hypertonic saline (7.2%) in 6% hydroxyethyl starch reduces intracranial pressure and improves hemodynamics in a placebo-controlled study involving stable patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Bentsen et al., Norway. Critical Care Medicine, 2006 Dec. Access the article here.

HyperHaes is not longer in production. Which solution should be preferred ? This could be a nice debate (TBI- and SAH-patients).

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