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Validation of Monitoring of Cerebral Oxygenation by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Comatose Patients

  • A. Unterberg
  • A. Rosenthal
  • G. H. Schneider
  • K. Kiening
  • W. R. Lanksch

Abstract

Secondary ischemic brain damage is a common event in patients with severe brain injuries, and is often verified at autopsy, for example, following severe head injury. It is widely accepted that secondary brain ischemia contributes to morbidity and mortality of comatose patients. Until recently, monitoring of comatose patients focused on measurements of intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP). The major limitation of the approach to manage ICP and CPP is the lack of metabolic information. Thus, monitoring of cerebral oxygenation was introduced.

Keywords

Cerebral Blood Flow Intracranial Hypertension Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Cerebral Oxygenation Severe Head Injury 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Unterberg
    • 1
  • A. Rosenthal
    • 1
  • G. H. Schneider
    • 1
  • K. Kiening
    • 1
  • W. R. Lanksch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Rudolf Virchow Medical CenterFree University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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