Detection of early ischemia in severe head injury by means of arteriovenous lactate differences and jugular bulb oxygen saturation. Relationship with CPP, severity indexes and outcome. Preliminary analysis.
1) Abnormal AVDL was found in 21% while abnormal SjO2 was detected in 38% of the patients; 2) abnormal AVDL was associated with cases of most severe injury; 3) CPP level below 60 mmHg was associated with abnormal AVDL and SjO2. Low CPP appeared to be the most likely measurable cause of early ischemia. Abnormalities of AVDL appeared to be more sensitive, than SjO2, with regard to detection of the most severe cases.
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