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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2018; 20(2): 57-65.
Published online July 31, 2018.
doi: https://doi.org/10.14253/acn.2018.20.2.57
Application of near-infrared spectroscopy in clinical neurology
Yoo Hwan Kim1, Byung-Jo Kim2, and Jong Seok Bae3
1Department of Neurology, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Neurology, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
3Department of Neurology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jong Seok Bae ,Tel: +82-2-2224-2854, Fax: +82-2-478-6330, Email: jsb_res@hotmail.co.kr
Received June 26, 2018   Revised: June 28, 2018    Accepted June 29, 2018
ABSTRACT
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) monitoring has been used mainly to detect reduced perfusion of the brain during orthostatic stress in order to assess orthostatic intolerance (OI). Many studies have investigated the use of NIRS to reveal the pathophysiology of patients with OI. Research using NIRS in other neurological diseases (e.g., stroke, epilepsy, and migraine) is continuing. NIRS may play an important role in monitoring the regional distribution of the hemodynamic flow in real time and thereby reveal the underlying pathophysiology and facilitate the management of not only patients with OI symptoms but also those with various neurological diseases.
Key words: Orthostatic intolerance; Near-infrared spectroscopy; Clinical neurology
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