Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2021 Jul 17. Epub 2021 Jul 17.
Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal; Department of Surgery and Physiology, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal; Department of Biomedicine - Unity of Anatomy, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.
Objective: Intra-operative near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a non-invasive tool used to monitor regional cerebral oxygen saturation during carotid endarterectomy (CEA), for which accuracy remains unclear. Therefore, this systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of NIRS in patients undergoing CEA under regional anaesthesia (RA).
Data Sources: MEDLINE, Scopus, and Web of Science were searched for studies that compared NIRS with the "awake test" in patients undergoing CEA under RA. Read More