Keller Emanuela

Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Emanuela Keller


Name of the Institution

Neurointensive Care Unit
Department of Neurosurgery


Frauenklinikstrasse 10


8091 Zürich


+41-44-255 56 71


Group Members

Farokhzad, Faraneh, (

Sikorski, Christopher, Dr. med. (

Tiecks, Frank, Dr. med. (

Seule, Martin, (

Muroi, Carl, (

Main Field(s) of Research, Abstract

The main field of our research is the development of new methods to estimate cerebral hemaodynamics and oxygenation as well as new neuroprotective treatment strategies..

Main Fields of Research, Keywords

Cerebral hemodynamics, cerebral blood flow, near infrared spectroscopy, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm, hypothermia

Special Techniques and Equipment

Special techniques for monitoring cerebral hemodynamics

Education and Training

We have opportunities for clinical training and training in research for PostDocs and medical dissertations.

Selected Publications

Seule MA, Muroi C, Mink S, Yonekawa Y, Keller E (2009) Therapeutic hypothermia in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, refractory intracranial hypertension or cerebral vasospasm. Neurosurgery, 64(1):86-93

Mink S, Schwarz U, Mudra R, Gugl C, Fröhlich J, Keller E (2011) Treatment of resistant fever: new method of local cerebral cooling. Neurocritical Care, 15(1):107-12

Macdonald RL, Higashida RT, Keller E, Mayer SA, Molyneux A, Raabe A, Vajkoczy P, Wanke I, Bach D, Frey A, Marr A, Roux S, Kassell N (2011). Clazosentan, an endothelin receptor antagonist, in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage undergoing surgical clipping: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial (CONSCIOUS-2). Lancet Neurol. 2011, 10(7):618-25

Keller E, Froehlich J, Muroi C, Sikorski C, Muser M (2011) Neuromonitoring in Intensive Care: A New Brain Tissue Probe for Combined Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF) and Oxygenation. Acta Neurochir Suppl, 110:217-20

Muroi C, Burkhardt JK, Hugelshofer M, Seule M, Mishima K, Keller E (2012) Magnesium and inflammatory response: Potential pathophysiological implications in the management of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage? Magnesium Research, in press


European Commission (EUROSTARS)
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Commission for Tecnology and Innovation (CTI)
Gebert Rüf Stiftung
EMDO Stiftung
Olga Mayenfisch Stiftung
von Tobel Stiftung


Link to "Forschungsdatenbank" of the University