Monitoring in Acute Brain Injury

  • E. G. McKeating
Conference paper


Advances in technology have provided us with an array of monitors that may be used in the intensive care unit (ICU) to monitor patients with acute brain injury (Fig. 1). It is, however, particularly important when considering this topic, to remember that the brain will not function without the support of other body systems, e.g., the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Proper discussion must therefore start with the basic principles of management and monitoring of the acutely ill patient.


Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Jugular Bulb Acute Brain Injury Severe Brain Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. G. McKeating
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical CareThe Royal Preston HospitalPrestonUK

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