Hyperammonemia-induced cytotoxic brain edema under osmotic opening of blood-brain barrier in dogs
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Infusion of an ammonium acetate solution into dogs during mannitol-induced reversible opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) resulted in a marked rise in intracranial pressure with exclusion of Evans blue dye. This indicated cytotoxic brain edema. These findings suggest a role for hyperammonemia in cerebral edema during acute liver failure.
Key wordsAcute liver failure Ammonia Brain edema
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