Fluid therapy in neurotrauma: basic and clinical concepts

Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda, Andres M. Rubiano Rubiano, Juan C. Puyana, Gabriel Alcala-Cerra, Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7175/rhc.v5i1.636


The patient with head trauma is a challenge for the emergency physician and for the neurosurgeon. Currently traumatic brain injury constitutes a public health problem. Knowledge of the various therapeutic strategies to provide support in the prehospital and perioperative are essential for optimal care. Rapid infusion of large volumes of crystalloids to restore blood volume and blood pressure quickly is now the standard treatment for patients with combined TBI and HS The fluid in patients with brain and especially in the carrier of brain injury is a critical topic; we present a review of the literature about the history, physiology of current fluid preparations, and a discussion regard the use of fluid therapy in traumatic brain injury and decompressive craniectomy.


Brain trauma; Colloid solutions; Fluid resuscitation

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