The Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy As a Substitute for Blood Pressure Monitoring in a Patient with Severe Osteogenesis Imperfecta


The use of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as a means of assessing regional oxygen supply is a method that has gained recent support and interest. Given the potential of NIRS, this technology was utilized in an infant patient with a case of severe osteogenesis imperfecta that precluded conventional blood pressure monitoring. Using NIRS as a monitor and titrating the anesthetic accordingly produced a good outcome, with no post-operative evidence of detrimental intra-operative hypotension or ischemia.

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J. Dilley, E. Abraham and T. Sangari, "The Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy As a Substitute for Blood Pressure Monitoring in a Patient with Severe Osteogenesis Imperfecta," Open Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 195-197. doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2012.24044.

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