Brain metabolism is significantly impaired at blood glucose below 6 mM and brain glucose beneath 1 mM in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.

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Meierhans, R; Bechir, M; Ludwig, S; Sommerfeld, J; Brandi, G; Haberthur, C; Stocker, R; Stover, J F;
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1186/cc8869, doi: 10.5167/uzh-31465
  • Subject: Division of Surgical Research | Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine | Institute of Anesthesiology | 610 Medicine & health

ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: The optimal blood glucose target following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) must be defined. Cerebral microdialysis was used to investigate the influence of arterial blood and brain glucose on cerebral glucose, lactate, pyruvate, glutamate, an... View more
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