A Comparison of the Effect of 1.5 Versus 3% NaCl on Brain Relaxation and Microcirculation

Study Purpose

Hyperosmotic solutions of 1.5% and 3% NaCl are equally effective for brain relaxation and microcirculation during brain surgery. The effect of 1.5% NaCl on postoperative natremia and natriuresis is less pronounced.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.

An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.

Searching Both is inclusive of interventional and observational studies.

Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- peripheral supratentorial brain tumors or metastasis - indication for osmotherapy - ASA status I-III

Exclusion Criteria:

- reoperation - osmotherapy prior to surgery - preoperative natremia less than 135 mmol/l and more than 140 mmol/l - GCS less than 14 - obstructive hydrocephalus

Trial Details

Trial ID:

This trial id was obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, providing information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants with locations in all 50 States and in 196 countries.


Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.

Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.

Phase 3: Studies that gather more information about safety and effectiveness by studying different populations and different dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.

Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.

Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

University Hospital Hradec Kralove
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Vlasta Dostalova, MD.
Principal Investigator Affiliation University Hospital Hradec Kralove
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Czechia

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Brain Tumors
Additional Details

All the patients meeting the study criteria will be randomized into two groups. After standardized induction to general anesthesia all patients will be given the infusion of hyperosmotic NaCl 5 ml/kg/BW during 30 min, group A 1.5% NaCl, group B 3% NaCl. Corticosteroids will be administered as usually. After dura opening the brain relaxation score will be assessed by surgeon (1 = completely relaxed, 2 = satisfactorily relaxed, 3 = firm brain, 4 = bulging brain), and the first measurement of the brain microcirculation provided by use of SDF probe in the area of the healthy brain, and of perifocal oedema. Both sites of investigation will be marked for the second measurement, which will be done after the end of tumor resection. Laboratory examinations: natremia preoperatively, natremia and osmolarity peroperatively 1 hour after NaCl infusion and at the end of surgery. Concentration of natrium will be examined in CSF after dura opening. Anesthesia management will be according to the standardised protocol, the patients will be awaken and extubated after the end of the procedure at the operating theatre.

Contact a Trial Team

If you are interested in learning more about this trial, find the trial site nearest to your location and contact the site coordinator via email or phone. We also strongly recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider about the trials that may interest you and refer to our terms of service below.

International Sites

University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czechia




University Hospital Hradec Kralove

Hradec Kralove, , 50005

Site Contact

Suchy Tomas, MD



The content provided by NBTS on clinical trials is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical consultation with your healthcare provider. We do not recommend or endorse any specific study and you are advised to discuss the information shown with your healthcare provider. While we believe the information presented on this website to be accurate at the time of writing, we do not guarantee that its contents are correct, complete, or applicable to any particular individual situation. We strongly encourage individuals to seek out appropriate medical advice and treatment from their physicians. We cannot guarantee the availability of any clinical trial listed and will not be responsible if you are considered ineligible to participate in a given clinical trial. We are also not liable for any injury arising as a result of participation. For a full description of terms please refer to: Terms, Conditions & Privacy