Measuring brain temperature while maintaining brain normothermia in patients with severe traumatic brain injury

Measuring brain temperature while maintaining brain normothermia in patients with severe traumatic brain injury

Publication year: 2011
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 1 July 2011
Jinn-Rung, Kuo , Chong-Jeh, Lo , Che-Chuan, Wang , Chin-Li, Lu , Shu-Chin, Lin , …
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between superficial temporal artery temperature (Tt), rectal temperature (Tr) and intracranial temperature (ICT) when attempting to keep the brain in a normothermic condition in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). We also compared the incidence of temperature gradient reversal in patients who survived (survivors) and patients who did not (non-survivors) and the difference in temperature gradient reversal between survivors and non-survivors. Tr is normally lower than and ICT and temperature gradient reversal, when Tr exceeds ICT, has been demonstrated to be an early sign of brain death. A total…



Categories: Brain Trauma and NeuroCritical Care

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