Continuous monitoring of regional cerebral blood flow: experimental and clinical validation of a novel thermal diffusion microprobe.

  title={Continuous monitoring of regional cerebral blood flow: experimental and clinical validation of a novel thermal diffusion microprobe.},
  author={Peter Vajkoczy and Harry Roth and Peter Horn and Thomas Lucke and Claudius Thom{\'e} and U Hubner and Gregory T. Martin and C Zappletal and E. Klar and Lothar Schilling and Peter Schmiedek},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={93 2},
OBJECT Current clinical neuromonitoring techniques lack adequate surveillance of cerebral perfusion. In this article, a novel thermal diffusion (TD) microprobe is evaluated for the continuous and quantitative assessment of intraparenchymal regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). METHODS To characterize the temporal resolution of this new technique, rCBF measured using the TD microprobe (TD-rCBF) was compared with rCBF levels measured by laser Doppler (LD) flowmetry during standardized variations… 

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