Neuroprotective strategies--what do we really need to know?

  title={Neuroprotective strategies--what do we really need to know?},
  author={Francisco A Guzm{\'a}n-Pruneda and Charles D Fraser},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual},
  volume={17 1},
While preliminary data are encouraging, definitive data are lacking to conclusively demonstrate the benefit of perioperative neurologic monitoring in improving neurodevelopmental outcomes in children who require surgery for congenital heart disease. Nonetheless, in the current era, some form of perioperative neurologic monitoring is important. Strategies include bicortical near infrared spectroscopy monitoring in the pre- and postoperative periods along with bicortical near infrared… CONTINUE READING

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