Fluctuating Pressure-Passivity Is Common in the Cerebral Circulation of Sick Premature Infants

@article{Soul2007FluctuatingPI,
  title={Fluctuating Pressure-Passivity Is Common in the Cerebral Circulation of Sick Premature Infants},
  author={J. S. Soul and Peter E. Hammer and Miles K Tsuji and Jerome Philip Saul and Haim Bassan and Catherine Limperopoulos and Donald N Disalvo and Marianne Moore and Patricia Akins and Steven Alan Ringer and Joseph J. Volpe and Felicia L. Trachtenberg and Adre J. du Plessis},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={61},
  pages={467-473}
}
Cerebral blood flow pressure-passivity results when pressure autoregulation is impaired, or overwhelmed, and is thought to underlie cerebrovascular injury in the premature infant. Earlier bedside observations suggested that transient periods of cerebral pressure-passivity occurred in premature infants. However, these transient events cannot be detected reliably by intermittent static measurements of pressure autoregulation. We therefore used continuous bedside recordings of mean arterial… CONTINUE READING