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Is the Use of Hypertonic Saline Effective in Reducing Intracranial Pressure After Traumatic Brain Injury in Dogs?

Alex Tischer, Ava Firth

Published:  15/05/2017    in:  Knowledge Summaries
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Hypertonic saline appears to be effective in reducing intracranial pressure after traumatic brain injury in dogs in experimental studies.


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