Last updated on March 2019

Impact of Early Optimization of Brain Oxygenation on Neurological Outcome After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Brain Injury
  • Age: Between 18 - 75 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 18 and 75
  • Severe non- penetrating TBI (GCS score 3-8) with motor Glasgow score between 1 and 5
  • Possible associated extracranial lesions, except tetraplegia
  • Initiation of cerebral monitoring within the first 16 hours since primary traumaticinjury
  • Indication of ICP monitoring on admission as part of the management
  • Indication of continuous sedation/analgesia for more than 48 hours
  • Under mechanical ventilation with stable conditions: PaO2//FiO2 over 150 and PaCO2 between 35 and 45 mmHg, mean arterial pressure over 70 mmHg
  • Written informed consent from legal surrogate, patient's relative or investigator decision
  • Affiliation to the French Social Security or affiliated to a social security system of EU member state, Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland
  • French-speaking or English-speaking patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Penetrating TBI
  • GCS 3 with bilateral fixed dilated pupils
  • Decompressive craniectomy and no repositioning of the bone flap after subdural hematoma evacuation surgery prior to enrolment
  • Contraindication of ICP and/or PbtO2 monitoring, i.e., hemostasis disorders and brain tissue infection
  • Persistent hemodynamic or respiratory instability despite treatments, i.e., mean arterial pressure < 70 mmHg, PaO2/FiO2 <150, PaCO2 <30 mmHg or >45 mmHg or lactate >5 mmol/l if available.
  • Hypothermia <34C at randomization
  • Life expectancy < 24 hours
  • Cardiac arrest at initial presentation
  • Tetraplegia
  • Neuropsychiatric co-morbidities that could interfere with 6 and 12-months assessment outcomes.
  • Consent refusal
  • Pregnancy
  • Participation in another therapeutic study with written consent
  • Inability to have a 6-months follow-up
  • Ischemic stroke after carotid arterial dissection
  • Incapacitated patients in accordance with article L 1121-5 to L1121-8 of the public health code.

Recruitment Status: Open


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