Use of near infrared spectroscopy to estimate cerebral blood flow in conscious and anaesthetized adult subjects.

@article{OwenReece1996UseON,
  title={Use of near infrared spectroscopy to estimate cerebral blood flow in conscious and anaesthetized adult subjects.},
  author={Huw Owen-Reece and Clare E. Elwell and W. Harkness and John C Goldstone and David T. Delpy and John A. Wyatt and Martin Smith},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1996},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={43-8}
}
Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can be used to quantify cerebral haemodynamic states non-invasively and to estimate cerebral blood flow (CBF). In the first part of this study we have compared CBF measurements in conscious and anaesthetized subjects. In the second part we have compared paired measurements made during anaesthesia, first on the scalp and then the dura after craniotomy. Mean CBF was 17 (SD 7) ml 100 g-1 min-1 in the conscious subjects compared with 21 (8) ml 100 g-1 min-1 on the… CONTINUE READING