Ultra-early evaluation of regional cerebral blood flow in severely head-injured patients using xenon-enhanced computerized tomography.

@article{Bouma1992UltraearlyEO,
  title={Ultra-early evaluation of regional cerebral blood flow in severely head-injured patients using xenon-enhanced computerized tomography.},
  author={Gerrit Joan Bouma and Jan Paul Muizelaar and Warren A Stringer and Sung Chan Choi and Panos P. Fatouros and Harold F. Young},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={360-8}
}
The role of cerebral ischemia in the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury is unclear. Cerebral blood flow (CBF) measurements with 133Xe have thus far revealed ischemia in a substantial number of patients only when performed between 4 and 12 hours postinjury. But these studies cannot be performed sooner after injury, they cannot be done in patients with intracranial hematomas still in place, and they cannot detect focal ischemia. Therefore, the authors performed CBF measurements in 35… CONTINUE READING