What does cerebral oximetry measure?
Pattinson, K. T. S., Imray, C. (Chris) and Wright, A. D. (2005) What does cerebral oximetry measure? British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol.94 (No.6). pp. 863-864. ISSN 0007-0912Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bja/aei558
Editor—We feel that the recent paper by Yoshitani and colleagues1 raises important issues. They demonstrated that, in patients undergoing elective hip arthroplasty, normovolaemic haemodilution caused no change in jugular bulb saturations () but decreased cerebral saturations () when measured with a cerebral oximeter (INVOS 4100S). Two explanations were offered for the unexpected disparity in readings. First, they postulated that subtle changes in regional might not be revealed with the global measure provided by . Second, they proposed that changes in near infrared path length induced by haemodilution could affect the readings.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Metabolic and Vascular Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Anaesthesia|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 863-864|
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