The use of high-dose glucocorticoids has been shown to produce dramatic reductions in cerebral edema in certain conditions. These agents may stabilize and accelerate repair of the BBB, reduce capillary permeability, improve brain availability of glucose, and alter production of chemical mediators that lead to cerebral edema. Glucocorticoids may also decrease production of CSF, thereby reducing ICP. These agents are particularly effective in edema resulting from tumors and meningitis. Most clinical studies have failed to demonstrate a benefit of glucocorticoids in the setting of TBI. The use of high-dose glucocorticoids may have detrimental effects when used to treat ischemic edema.

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Aspergers Answers Revealed

Learn How to Help, Understand amp Cope with your Aspergers Child from a UK Chartered Educational Psychologist. Before beginning any practice relating to Aspergers it is highly recommended that you first obtain the consent and advice of a qualified health,education or social care professional.

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