Cerebral Oxygenation Monitoring: A Strategy to Detect IVH and PVL.


Journal Article

Premature infants are at risk for intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) theorized to be a result from fluctuations in cerebral blood flow. Monitoring cerebral oxygenation offers a method to observe changes in cerebral blood flow that may be beneficial for detecting and preventing IVH and PVL. This article explains the potential for cerebral oxygenation monitoring in detecting IVH and PVL using cerebral oximetry, reviews current knowledge known about cerebral oxygenation, and describes current challenges for cerebral oxygenation to be the next neuroprotective vital sign.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Elser, HE; Holditch-Davis, D; Brandon, DH

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 153 - 159

PubMed ID

  • 21909236

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21909236

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-352X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1527-3369

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.nainr.2011.07.007


  • eng