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Bedside near infrared spectroscopy could reveal brain injury during ECMO

Key clinical point: Bedside NIRS monitoring could improve early detection.

Major finding: A 25% drop in regional oxygen saturation index value had a sensitivity of 85% and specificity of 55%.

Study details: Single-institutional, prospective study (n = 47).

Disclosures: The source of funding was not disclosed. Ms. Hunt and Dr. Huynh had no relevant disclosures.


Hunt MF et al. Clinical Congress 2019. Abstract, doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.08.666.