Near-infrared spectroscopic monitoring of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy under locoregional anaesthesia
Williams, D. J., Laws, P., Imray, C. (Chris), Lambert, A. W. and Horrocks, M.. (1999) Near-infrared spectroscopic monitoring of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy under locoregional anaesthesia. British Journal of Surgery, Vol.86 (No.5). p. 692. ISSN 0007-1323Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2168.1999.0692b.x
The level of cerebral desaturation, which is associated with a change in level of consciousness during carotid endarterectomy, was measured by near-infrared spectroscopy.
Patients were recruited in two centres over 24 months. Surgery was performed under deep and superficial cervical block using 0·5 per cent bupivacaine, with temazepam as a premedication. Cerebral oxygenation was measured by Critikon 2020 near-infrared spectrophotometers (Johnson and Johnson Medical, Newport, UK).
Forty-nine procedures were performed on 45 patients (39 men; age range 52–84 (mean 68) years). Recordings were made from the ipsilateral frontal site in 38 patients, from the ipsilateral temporal site in 23 and bifrontally in eight patients. Monitoring failed in three subjects. Percentage changes in regional cerebral oxygen saturation are detailed below.
Significantly different levels of cerebral desaturation occur in patients with neurological compromise during carotid endarterectomy compared with those who are unaffected. © 1999 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Translational & Systems Medicine > Metabolic and Vascular Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Surgery|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Page Range:||p. 692|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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