Guidelines for the Acute Treatment of Cerebral Edema in Neurocritical Care Patients
- Hyperosmolar therapy may help reduce ICP elevations or cerebral edema in patients with SAH, TBI, AIS, ICH, and HE, however neurological outcomes do not appear to be affected.
- For patients with bacterial meningitis, corticosteroids appear to be helpful in reducing cerebral edema, although not in ICH.
- There is a great need for high-quality research to better inform clinicians of the best options for individualized care of patients with cerebral edema.
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