Near-infrared spectroscopy--not useful to monitor cerebral oxygenation after severe brain injury.

@article{Bchner2000NearinfraredSU,
  title={Near-infrared spectroscopy--not useful to monitor cerebral oxygenation after severe brain injury.},
  author={Kerstin B{\"u}chner and J{\"u}rgen Meixensberger and J M W Dings and Klaus Roosen},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Neurochirurgie},
  year={2000},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={69-73}
}
Since its development more than twenty years ago, non-invasive near-infrared-spectroscopy (NIRS) has been widely used to monitor cerebral oxygenation. Despite of its growing number of users, the diagnostic value of near-infrared spectroscopy still remains unclear, especially in case of acute brain injury and long-term neuromonitoring, necessary during intensive care therapy. To evaluate quality and sensitivity of NIRS measurements compared to invasive ICP-, CPP- and regional brain tissue--pO2… CONTINUE READING