Prolonged elevation of magnesium in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with severe head injury

Kafadar A. M. , Sanus G. Z. , Is M., Coskun A. , Tanriverdi T., Hanimoglu H., ...More

NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH, vol.29, no.8, pp.824-829, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/016164107x181879
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.824-829


Objectives: Several works have investigated the role of serum magnesium (Mg) concentrations in traumatic brain injury. However, there is restricted information about cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of Mg in patients with severe head injury (SHI). We assessed the changes of Mg concentrations in CSF and serum in patients with SHI during the first 10 days after the trauma.