Cerebral oxygenation monitoring: near-infrared spectroscopy.

@article{Tobias2006CerebralOM,
  title={Cerebral oxygenation monitoring: near-infrared spectroscopy.},
  author={Joseph Drew Tobias},
  journal={Expert review of medical devices},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={235-43}
}
Neurological complications during critical illness remain a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality. To date, monitors of cerebral function including electroencephalography, jugular bulb mixed venous oxygen saturation and transcranial Doppler, either require an invasive procedure and/or are not sensitive enough to effectively identify patients at risk for cerebral hypoxia. Near-infrared spectroscopy is a noninvasive device that uses infrared light, a technique similar to pulse oximetry, to… CONTINUE READING

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