Assessment of critical thresholds for cerebral perfusion pressure by performing bedside monitoring of cerebral energy metabolism.


An intractable increase in intracranial pressure (ICP) leading to a progressive decrease in cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) and cerebral blood flow (CBF) is the dominating cause of death in patients with severe brain trauma. Arterial hypotension may further compromise CPP (and CBF) and significantly contributes to death. In addition, the injured brain is… (More)