cerebral edema


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cerebral edema

Swelling of the brain often resulting from head injury.
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Noun1.cerebral edema - swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
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Progesterone has been shown to reduce cerebral edema, downregulate the inflammatory cascade, decrease postinjury ischemia, reduce glutamate-related excitotoxicity, enhance the effects of GABA, and protect mitochondrial function in animal models.
Subsequently, this entity has widened its spectrum and has been associated with different clinical neurologic and nonneurologic conditions, including postinfectious disorder (7), rapid withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs (8), high-altitude cerebral edema (9), and various metabolic disorders (hypoglycemia and hypernatremia) (10).
By using the Bowman Perfusion Monitor to measure continuous, real-time cerebral tissue blood flow, clinicians can identify patients at risk from ischemia due to cerebral edema (brain swelling), and measure patient tissue blood flow response to therapies implemented to correct the pathology.
We believe that the trial data we now have in hand indicate the efficacy and long term safety of Xerecept as a treatment for cerebral edema associated with primary and metastatic brain tumors, permitting substantial reductions or elimination of cortico-steroid dosing in this patient population, and that Xerecept has the potential to become part of the generally accepted standard of care for these patients.
A head CT revealed enlarged ventricles without shift and cerebral edema.
By using the Bowman Perfusion Monitor to measure continuous, real time cerebral tissue blood flow, clinicians can identify patients at risk from cerebral edema (brain swelling), and measure patient tissue blood flow response to therapies implemented to correct the pathology.
There have also been reports, including fatalities, of cardiac tamponade, cerebral edema, increased intracranial pressure, papilledema, and gastrointestinal (GI) perforation.
The primary corticosteroid used to control cerebral edema is dexamethasone.
Peritumoral brain edema is the lead indication for the program to develop CRF for the treatment of cerebral edema.
Of concern is that cerebral edema refractory to steroid treatment has been reported in conjunction with Gliadel.
In addition, we will continue to proceed with the evaluation of CRF in other conditions, including peritumoral cerebral edema and rheumatoid arthritis.
However, cerebral edema after craniotomy with PDT may still be greater than after craniotomy alone (Muller & Wilson, 1995; Muller et al.