Testing hypertonic solutions for trauma victims

By Larry Zalin

July 6, 2006

Hypertonic resuscitation — a concentrated intravenous dose of saline, with or without dextran, a sugar solution — has the potential to help survivors of traumatic injury by improving blood flow and delivery of oxygen to the injured brain while decreasing high pressure in the brain, a common problem for patients with brain injury.

New federally funded research program aims to improve survival from severe trauma

By Larry Zalin

May 19, 2006

Hypertonic resuscitation — a concentrated intravenous (IV) dose of saline, with or without dextran, a sugar solution — has the potential to help survivors of traumatic injury by improving blood flow and delivery of oxygen to the injured brain while decreasing high pressure in the brain, a common problem for patients with brain injury.

Trauma center care lowers risk of death, study shows

By Larry Zalin

February 2, 2006

Care at a trauma center lowers the risk of death for injured patients by 25 percent compared to treatment received at non-trauma centers, according to the results of a nationwide study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the UW School of Medicine.

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