Monitoring of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism in Intensive Care

  • Andreas W. Unterberg
  • Gerd-Helge Schneider
  • Wolfgang R. Lanksch

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Physiology and Pathophysiology of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Wahl, L. Schilling
      Pages 3-10
    3. Reinhart Murr, S. Berger, L. Schürer, O. Kempski, F. Staub, A. Baethmann
      Pages 11-17
    4. A. Marmarou, K. Bandoh, M. Yoshihara, O. Tsuji
      Pages 18-21
  3. Intermittent Measurements of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism in Intensive Care

  4. Continuous Monitoring of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism in Intensive Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Thermodiffusion

    3. Tissue pO2

    4. Laser-Doppler Flowmetry

    5. Near Infrared Spectroscopy

      1. C. E. Elwell, H. Owen-Reece, M. Cope, J. S. Wyatt, A. D. Edwards, D. T. Delpy et al.
        Pages 74-80
    6. Transcranial Doppler Sonography

      1. K.-H. Chan, N. M. Dearden, J. D. Miller
        Pages 81-85
    7. Jugular-Venous Oximetry

  5. Consequences for Clinical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 126-128

About this book


Until recently, monitoring of cerebral blood flow and metabolism was an unattained goal. Determination of cerebral blood flow was limited to intermittent measurements and particularly difficult to perform in critically ill patients. Meanwhile there are techniques available, however, to monitor cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygenation, both globally and regionally. Therefore we thought it worthwhile to discuss these new continuous techniques and to compare them with well-known techniques which discontinuously measure CBF. For that purpose, an international workshop with some leading experts in the field was held in October 1992 in Berlin. The workshop consisted of about 20 lectures, either reviews on a special topic, or latest results. These contributions were given by invitation and were extensively discussed. Unfortunately it is impossible to reproduce the discussions. On the other hand, all speakers delivered a manuscript promptly after the meeting so that we were able to edit them within a short time. Since monitoring of cerebral blood flow in intensive care is a rapidly growing and changing topic, the written contributions should be quickly available. Authors, editors and publishers have tried to come close to this ideal. As editors we would like to thank the authors and the publishers who enabled us to come out with this volume of the proceedings as early as possible.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas W. Unterberg
    • 1
  • Gerd-Helge Schneider
    • 1
  • Wolfgang R. Lanksch
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Neurochirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Rudolf VirchowFreie Universität BerlinFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-9304-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-9302-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419
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