Pay Attention to Blood Pressure and Oxygen Supply for Neurocritically Ill Patients: Each Pathology Deserves a Specific Treatment

By Johan Schmitt, Philippe Aries, Marc Danguy Des Deserts, Chloé Thill & Christophe Giacardi
First Online: 22 March 2021

We read with great interest the article recently published by Humaloja et al. “The Association Between Arterial Oxygen Level and Outcome in Neurocritically Ill Patients Is not Affected by Blood Pressure” [1]. The authors examined the association between different partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2) and blood pressure patterns and 1-year mortality in various types of brain injury. The main results revealed that PaO2 was not an independent predictor of mortality, whereas an higher mean arterial pressure (MAP) predicted lower mortality. After a careful reading of this article, we would suggest to the authors some explanations to their study conclusions.

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