Estimated cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen in severely brain-injured patients: a valuable tool for clinical monitoring.

@article{Jaggi1995EstimatedCM,
  title={Estimated cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen in severely brain-injured patients: a valuable tool for clinical monitoring.},
  author={Jurg L. Jaggi and Joaquim Cruz and Thomas A. Gennarelli},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={66-70}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a novel parameter of global cerebral oxygen metabolism, the estimated cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen, for its clinical utility in monitoring acute, severely brain-injured patients. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING Neuroscience intensive care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS Sixty-six adults with acute brain trauma undergoing 133Xe regional cerebral blood flow and global cerebral oxygen metabolic studies, in conjunction with other routine… CONTINUE READING