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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/016164107x181879
  • Journal Name: NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.824-829
  • Keywords: calcium, cerebrospinal fluid, head injury, magnesium, TRAUMATIC BRAIN-INJURY, SERUM IONIZED MAGNESIUM, SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, CHILDREN, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, HYPOMAGNESEMIA, CALCIUM, SULFATE, HUMANS, RATS

Abstract

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.