Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 30, Issue 12, pp 2166–2169

Consensus Meeting on Microdialysis in Neurointensive Care

  • Bo-Michael Bellander
  • Emmanuel Cantais
  • Per Enblad
  • Peter Hutchinson
  • Carl-Henrik Nordström
  • Claudia Robertson
  • Juan Sahuquillo
  • Martin Smith
  • Nino Stocchetti
  • Urban Ungerstedt
  • Andreas Unterberg
  • Niels Vidiendal Olsen
Consensus Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00134-004-2461-8

Cite this article as:
Bellander, BM., Cantais, E., Enblad, P. et al. Intensive Care Med (2004) 30: 2166. doi:10.1007/s00134-004-2461-8

Abstract

Background

Microdialysis is used in many European neurointensive care units to monitor brain chemistry in patients suffering subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Discussion

We present a consensus agreement achieved at a meeting in Stockholm by a group of experienced users of microdialysis in neurointensive care, defining the use of microdialysis, placement of catheters, unreliable values, chemical markers, and clinical use in SAH and in TBI.

Conclusions

As microdialysis is maturing into a clinically useful technique for early detection of cerebral ischemia and secondary brain damage, there is a need to following such definition regarding when and how to use microdialysis after SAH and TBI.

Keywords

Microdialysis Traumatic brain injury Subarachnoid hemorrhage 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo-Michael Bellander
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Cantais
    • 2
  • Per Enblad
    • 3
  • Peter Hutchinson
    • 4
  • Carl-Henrik Nordström
    • 5
  • Claudia Robertson
    • 6
  • Juan Sahuquillo
    • 7
  • Martin Smith
    • 8
  • Nino Stocchetti
    • 9
  • Urban Ungerstedt
    • 10
  • Andreas Unterberg
    • 11
  • Niels Vidiendal Olsen
    • 12
  1. 1.Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical NeuroscienceKarolinska Institutet and HospitalStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Service de ReanimationMilitary Teaching HospitalToulon-NavalFrance
  3. 3.Section of Neurosurgery, Department of NeuroscienceUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  4. 4.Academic Department of NeurosurgeryAddenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK
  5. 5.Department of Clinical NeuroscienceLund University HospitalLundSweden
  6. 6.Department of NeurosurgeryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  7. 7.Department of NeurosurgeryVall d’Hebron University HospitalsBarcelonaSpain
  8. 8.Department of NeuroanaesthesiaNational Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUK
  9. 9.Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive CareOspedale Maggiore Policlinico IRCCSMilanItaly
  10. 10.Department of Physiology and PharmacologyKarolinska institutetStockholmSweden
  11. 11.Neurochirurgische Klinik und PoliklinikUniversitatsklinikum HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  12. 12.Department of NeuroanaesthesiaCopenhagen University HospitalCopenhagenDenmark

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