Newly Published
Review Article  |   September 2017
Multimodality Neuromonitoring in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury: A Narrative Review
Author Notes
  • From the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom.
  • Submitted for publication May 1, 2017. Accepted for publication August 8, 2017.
    Submitted for publication May 1, 2017. Accepted for publication August 8, 2017.×
  • Competing Interests: The author declares no competing interests.
    Competing Interests: The author declares no competing interests.×
  • Correspondence: Address correspondence to Dr. Smith: National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom. martin.smith@ucl.ac.uk. Information on purchasing reprints may be found at www.anesthesiology.org or on the masthead page at the beginning of this issue. Anesthesiology’s articles are made freely accessible to all readers, for personal use only, 6 months from the cover date of the issue.
Article Information
Review Article / Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems / Neurosurgical Anesthesia / Trauma / Burn Care
Review Article   |   September 2017
Multimodality Neuromonitoring in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury: A Narrative Review
Anesthesiology Newly Published on September 28, 2017. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001885
Anesthesiology Newly Published on September 28, 2017. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001885
Abstract

Neuromonitoring plays an important role in the management of traumatic brain injury. Simultaneous assessment of cerebral hemodynamics, oxygenation, and metabolism allows an individualized approach to patient management in which therapeutic interventions intended to prevent or minimize secondary brain injury are guided by monitored changes in physiologic variables rather than generic thresholds. This narrative review describes various neuromonitoring techniques that can be used to guide the management of patients with traumatic brain injury and examines the latest evidence and expert consensus guidelines for neuromonitoring.