Consensus meeting on microdialysis in neurointensive care

Bo Michael Bellander, Emmanuel Cantais, Per Enblad, Peter Hutchinson, Carl Henrik Nordström, Claudia Robertson, Juan Sahuquillo, Martin Smith, Nino Stocchetti, Urban Ungerstedt, Andreas Unterberg, Niels Vidiendal Olsen

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Background: Microdialysis is used in many European neurointensive care units to monitor brain chemistry in patients suffering subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Discussion: We present a consensus agreement achieved at a meeting in Stockholm by a group of experienced users of microdialysis in neurointensive care, defining the use of microdialysis, placement of catheters, unreliable values, chemical markers, and clinical use in SAH and in TBI. Conclusions: As microdialysis is maturing into a clinically useful technique for early detection of cerebral ischemia and secondary brain damage, there is a need to following such definition regarding when and how to use microdialysis after SAH and TBI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2166-2169
Number of pages4
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004


  • Microdialysis
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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