Advances in Cerebral Monitoring for the Patient with Traumatic Brain Injury

Zakraus Mahdavi, Naregnia Pierre-Louis, Thuy Tien Ho, Stephen A. Figueroa, DaiWai M. Olson

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A brief overview of the most common invasive and noninvasive monitoring tools collectively referred to using the term "multimodal monitoring" is provided. Caring for the critically ill patient with traumatic brain injury requires careful monitoring to prevent or reduce secondary brain injury. Concurrent to the growth of the subspecialty of neurocritical care, there has been a concerted effort to discover novel mechanisms to monitor the physiology of brain injury. The past 2 decades have witnessed an exponential growth in neurologic monitoring in terms of intracranial pressure, blood flow, metabolism, oxygenation, advanced neuroimaging, and electrophysiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-223
Number of pages11
JournalCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Intensive care
  • Multimodal monitoring
  • Neurocritical care
  • Nursing
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care


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