Cerebrovascular pressure reactivity is related to global cerebral oxygen metabolism after head injury.

@article{Steiner2003CerebrovascularPR,
  title={Cerebrovascular pressure reactivity is related to global cerebral oxygen metabolism after head injury.},
  author={Luzius A. Steiner and Jonathan P Coles and Marek Czosnyka and Pawan S. Minhas and Tim D. Fryer and Franklin I. Aigbirhio and John Connors Clark and Piotr Smielewski and Doris A. Chatfield and Tim Donovan and John D. Pickard and David K. Menon},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={765-70}
}
BACKGROUND After head injury, impaired cerebrovascular autoregulation has been associated with abnormally high or low cerebral blood flow. The physiological relevance of cerebral blood flow levels is difficult to assess in these patients, whose cerebral metabolic rate for oxygen (CMRO(2)) is known to be abnormal. Investigation of these relations requires quantitative measures of cerebral blood flow and CMRO(2), to allow assessment of oxygen supply and demand relations. OBJECTIVES To… CONTINUE READING