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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
Volume 30, Issue 12 / December , 2004

Pages 2166 - 2169

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.

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