PYD Andrews

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BACKGROUND There is renewed interest in the use of induced hypothermia as a method of neuroprotection both intraoperatively and in the intensive care management of severe brain injury. In this study we have investigated the effects of hypothermia on brain tissue oxygenation in patients with severe head injury. METHODS Thirty patients with severe head(More)
Introduction: Jugular bulb oxyhaemoglobin desaturation (SjO 2 ≤ 50%) during the rewarming phase of cardiopul-monary bypass (CPB) is associated with postoperative cognitive deficits [1]. Isoflurane effects cerebral blood flow and cerebral metabolic rate, both of which affect SjO 2 [2]. We report the effect of isoflurane on the incidence of desaturation(More)
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