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Intracranial Hypotension Summary

Description: Reduction of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID pressure characterized clinically by HEADACHE which is maximal in an upright posture and occasionally by an abducens nerve palsy (see ABDUCENS NERVE DISEASES), neck stiffness, hearing loss (see DEAFNESS); NAUSEA; and other symptoms. This condition may be spontaneous or secondary to SPINAL PUNCTURE; NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES; DEHYDRATION; UREMIA; trauma (see also CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA); and other processes. Chronic hypotension may be associated with subdural hematomas (see HEMATOMA, SUBDURAL) or hygromas. (From Semin Neurol 1996 Mar;16(1):5-10; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp637-8)

Also Known As: Essential Intracranial Hypotension; Hypotension, Essential Intracranial; Hypotension, Intracranial; Hypotension, Secondary Intracranial; Hypotension, Spontaneous Intracranial Show All >>

Networked: 256 relevant articles (14 outcomes, 5 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Intracranial Hypotension

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Acetazolamide (Diamox) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 13 Generic
  2. Prednisolone (Predate) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 55 Generic
  3. Cerebrospinal fluid leak : 1 study in 40 results : IBA
  4. Gadolinium : 1 study in 20 results : IBA
  5. Carbon Monoxide : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  6. tebufenozide (Mimic) : 5 results : IBA
  7. Fibrin Tissue Adhesive (Fibrin Sealant) : 3 results : IBA
  8. Glycerol (Glycerine) : 3 results : FDA 6 Generic
  9. Vitamin A (Retinol) : 2 results : FDA 33 Generic
  10. Steroids : 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Intracranial Hypotension

  1. Intracranial Subdural Hematoma
  2. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
  3. Glaucoma
  4. Headache (Headaches)
  5. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
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Key Therapies for Intracranial Hypotension

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  1. Epidural Blood Patch : 7 outcomes 1 study in 87 results
  2. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 2 outcomes in 10 results
  3. Injections : 2 outcomes in 3 results
  4. Epidural Injections : 1 outcome in 7 results
  5. Suction (Suction Drainage) : 1 study in 2 results
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