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Theory and Practice of Microdialysis — Prospect for Future Clinical Use

  • L. Hillered
  • L. Persson
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 75)

Summary

The application of microdialysis for neurochemical monitoring in neurosurgery and neurointensive care is rapidly expanding in a number of clinical centers around the world. In order for microdialysis to become a future routine method in these clinical settings a number of problems, outlined in this communication, must be solved by the clinical researchers and the commercial companies. Regardless of the future success as a routine method, it is already obvious that microdialysis will be an important clinical research tool for years to come, providing new important insights into the pathophysiology of acute human brain injury.

Keywords

Microdialysis neurochemical monitoring brain injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Hillered
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Persson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical ChemistryUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden

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