Cerebrovascular Reactivity in Preterm Infants Measured by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Transcranial Cerebral Doppler - a Pilot Study

@article{Mitra2011CerebrovascularRI,
  title={Cerebrovascular Reactivity in Preterm Infants Measured by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Transcranial Cerebral Doppler - a Pilot Study},
  author={Sukumar Mitra and H. O'Reilly and Marek Czosnyka and Peter Smielewski and Topun Austin},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={70},
  pages={260-260}
}
Background: The characteristics of cerebral autoregulation and the ideal range of systemic blood pressure in preterm infants remain unclear. Transcranial Ccerebral Doppler (TCD)1 and near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS)2 are established techniques for the assessment of cerebral blood flow velocity (Fv) and cerebral oxygenation respectively.Aim: To study the correlation between a dynamic index of cerebral autoregulation, assessed using TCD, with indices obtained using NIRS in preterm infants and… CONTINUE READING