A great review article from the New England Journal of Medicine summaries the current knowledge base regarding the use of hypertonic saline and mannitol for raised intracranial pressure.
Hyperosmolar Therapy for Raised Intracranial Pressure
N Engl J Med. 2012 Aug 23;367(8):746-52
Full text access is only available to New England Journal subscribers, but I’ve summarised some of the interesting bits in a short quiz you can take to test your knowledge. Just 13 True/False questions.