Impact of sedation on glucose metabolism in brain-injured patients: a microdialysis study

D. Hertle, E. Santos, D. Haux, K.L. Kiening, A. Unterberg & O.W. Sakowitz
Objective: Glucose and oxygen are key components for cellular respiration and critical for neuronal survival. Low concentrations of glucose cause coma and neuronal death. Energy consumption of the acutely injured brain is one of the targets for neuroprotection and prevention from secondary brain damage.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]