Cerebral oximetry and thoracic surgery.

@article{Mahal2014CerebralOA,
  title={Cerebral oximetry and thoracic surgery.},
  author={Inderveer Mahal and Sophie N Davie and Hilary P. Grocott},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          21-7
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Cerebral oximetry, though first described for clinical use in cardiac surgery, has been increasingly used in the setting of thoracic surgery. Research focusing on the use of cerebral oximetry in this setting is relatively sparse. This review outlines our current understanding of the use of cerebral oximetry for thoracic surgery. RECENT FINDINGS Cerebral desaturation, though variably defined, is a relatively common occurrence during thoracic surgery. The reasons for this… CONTINUE READING
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