2 January 1997 Neonatal intensive care: an obvious, yet difficult area for cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 2(1), (1997). doi:10.1117/12.260021
Abstract
The first clinical application of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) 11 years ago was on the head of newborn infants under intensive care. Since then much credible and some important data have been accumulated in this area of research. The best data have been obtained using manipulation of arterial oxygen saturation to obtain single or repeated estimates of cerebral blood flow or cerebral blood volume, or interference with cerebral venous return to obtain measures of venous oxygen saturation. It has been more difficult to take advantage of the continuous and noninvasive nature of NIRS. In particular, the value of the cytochrome signal can still be doubted. A role has not yet developed for NIRS in clinical neonatology.
Lotte Skov, Nikolai C. Brun, Gorm Greisen, "Neonatal intensive care: an obvious, yet difficult area for cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy," Journal of Biomedical Optics 2(1), (2 January 1997). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.260021
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Near infrared spectroscopy

Oxygen

Blood

Brain

Head

Tissues

Xenon

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