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Normal Values of Brain Oxygenation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 7, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2010
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University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Brief Summary:
New technology allows non-invasive monitoring of brain oxygenation (Near-Infrared-Spectroscopy). However, there are no large series of normal values in various adult age groups. We hypothesised that baseline values in patients breathing room air are lower in old patients than in younger subjects and that younger patients respond increase their brain oxygenation more in response to supplemental oxygen.

Condition or disease
Cerebral Arterial Disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 171 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Normal Values of Cerebral Oxygenation
Study Start Date : July 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients undergoing elective surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 25 and 95 years undergoing a elective surgical procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of cerebral disease
  • Dependence on supplemental oxygen

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00512447

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Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital Basel
Basel, BS, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
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Principal Investigator: Luzius A Steiner, MD, PhD Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

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Responsible Party: Department of Anesthesia, University Hospital Basel Identifier: NCT00512447     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EK 62/07
First Posted: August 7, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebral Arterial Diseases
Intracranial Arterial Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases