Intraoperative Monitoring of Jugular Venous Oxygen Saturation in Patients with Severe Head Injury

  • S. P. Gopinath
  • A. M. Ritter
  • C. S. Robertson
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Recent studies have suggested that secondary insults occuring during the early hospitalization period and resulting in hypoxia/ischemia of the brain may significantly contribute to a poor outcome [1, 2, 3]. The continuous monitoring of jugular venous oxygen saturation (SjVO2) has been shown to be useful in the identification of causes and in early treatment of jugular venous oxygen desaturation episodes [2, 4].


Severe Head Injury Intracerebral Hematoma Head Injured Patient Intracranial Hematoma Relative Cerebral Blood Flow 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. P. Gopinath
    • 1
  • A. M. Ritter
    • 1
  • C. S. Robertson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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