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Figure 5 | Annals of Intensive Care

Figure 5

From: Beyond intracranial pressure: optimization of cerebral blood flow, oxygen, and substrate delivery after traumatic brain injury

Figure 5

Cerebral microdialysis-guided management of glycemic control in individual patients. Example of a patient showing a linear relationship between blood and brain glucose, measured by cerebral microdialysis (CMD) glucose. Because of low CMD glucose <1 mmol/L, infusion of a 10% glucose solution was administered and was associated with a parallel increase of both arterial blood and CMD glucose. This illustrates the potential value of CMD for the management of blood glucose control in patients with severe brain injuries, aiming to prevent secondary systemic insults (brain glucopenia in this case).

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