Posts Tagged ‘PO2 monitoring’
Background: Monitoring brain tissue PO2 (PbtO2) is part of multimodality monitoring of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, PbtO2 measurement is a sampling of only a small area of tissue surrounding the sensor tip.
Objective: To examine the effect of catheter location on the relationship between PbtO2and neurological outcome.
Methods: A total of 405 patients who had PbtO2 monitoring as part of standard management of severe traumatic brain injury were studied. The relationships between probe location and resulting PbtO2 and outcome were examined.