PMID: 40480Jan 1, 1979

The Cerebral Function Monitor in intensive care

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
P RomanoP Hrouda

Abstract

The Monitor of Cerebral Function, the first apparatus designed for continual cerebral monitoring for prolonged periods, is used frequently as an aid during revival. Due to its ease of operation and its straight-forward displaying of the data, it can supply continual information on the state of cerebral activity. Wem used it in various situations where there was a risk of cerebral circulatory insufficiency. Besides this role in the prevention of emergency, we used the M.C.F. as a diagnostic tool in the assessment of brain death. An early confirmation of the presence of stage IV allows of a more efficient removal and grafting of the kidneys. Finally, we also use the M.C.F. in the study of abnormalities of behaviour in patients whose revival to consciousness is slow.

Related Concepts

Care of Intensive Care Unit Patient
Sleep, Slow-Wave
Brain
Brain Death
Intensive Care Unit
Monitoring, Physiologic
Psychogenic Coma
Electroencephalogram

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