Dexamethasone Does not Influence Infarct Size but Causes Haemorrhage in Baboons with Cerebral Infarcts
15 baboons with permanent occlusion of the left MCA were randomly treated with dexamethasone (n = 8; 1 mg/kg day) or 0.9% NaC1 (n = 5). Dexamethasone did not reduce the resulting infarct size. However, steroid treated animals had more brain tissue affected by haemorrhage, although this did not seem to affect survival.
KeywordsMiddle Cerebral Artery Infarct Size Cerebral Infarct Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Infarct Volume
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