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Role of transcranial Doppler in neurocritical care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17446782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transcranial Doppler has several practical applications in neurocritical care. It has its main application in the diagnosis and monitoring of vasospasm in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. In addition, it holds promise for the detection of critical elevations of intracranial pressure. Its ability to measure CO2 reactivity and autoregulation may ultimately allow intensivists to optimize cerebral perfusion pressure and ventilatory therapy for the individual patient. Transcranial Doppler findings of brain death are well described and can be useful as a screening tool.
Maher Saqqur; David Zygun; Andrew Demchuk
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-20     Completed Date:  2007-06-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S216-23     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / ultrasonography
Carbon Dioxide / metabolism
Intracranial Pressure
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial / methods*
Vasospasm, Intracranial / ultrasonography*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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