Factors affecting intraoperative changes in regional cerebral oxygen saturation in patients undergoing liver transplantation.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Regional oxygen saturation (rSO(2)) is a sensitive marker of cerebral hypoperfusion during liver transplantation. However, bilirubin absorbs near-infrared light, resulting in falsely low rSO(2) values. We sought to determine whether rSO(2) values vary in response to bilirubin concentrations during liver transplantation and to assess whether rSO(2… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.10.025

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