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the brain regulates blood flow
Dr Lewis has also been collaborating with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and Cambridge University (UK), studying children with TBI. The team investigated the pressure reactivity (PR) of cerebral blood vessels in these patients using a technique developed at Cambridge. Disturbance of PR is common after TBI in adults and is predictive of poor outcome, but has not been well studied in children. They found that loss of pressure reactivity was significantly associated with worse outcome, and that continuous monitoring of PR could enable an individualised approach to blood pressure targeting.
Reference: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine