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ultrasound increased intracranial pressure

Karl-Heinz Deeg
Prenatal, neonatal meningoencephalitis and infections of the brain in older infants are often associated with serious complications which can be diagnosed by sonography through the open fontanelles. Most frequently postmeningitic hydrocephalus and subdural effusions occur. Rarer complications are brain abscesses and ventriculitis which are caused by gram negative bacteria such as E. coli, Serratia marcescens, Proteus and Enterobacter. A serious complication after ventriculitis is the development of compartment hydrocephalus...
March 13, 2018: Ultraschall in der Medizin
William Bortcosh, Ashkon Shaahinfar, Sakina Sojar, Jean E Klig
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The diagnostic capability, efficiency and versatility of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) have enabled its use in paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) and paediatric critical care (PICU). This review highlights the current applications of POCUS for the critically ill child across PEM and PICU to identify areas of progress and standardized practice and to elucidate areas for future research. RECENT FINDINGS: POCUS technology continues to evolve and advance bedside clinical care for critically ill children, with ongoing research extending its use for an array of clinical scenarios, including respiratory distress, trauma and dehydration...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Aaron Dentinger, Michael MacDonald, Douglas Ebert, Kathleen Garcia, Ashot Sargsyan
OBJECTIVE:  The objective is enhanced ophthalmic ultrasound imaging to monitor ocular structure and intracranial dynamics changes related to visual impairment and intracranial pressure (ICP) induced by microgravity. The goals are to improve the ease of use and reduce operator variability by automatically rendering improved views of the anatomy and deriving new metrics of the morphology and dynamics. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  A prototype three-dimensional (3-D) probe was integrated onto a portable ultrasound scanner...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Lara M Leijser, Steven P Miller, Gerda van Wezel-Meijler, Annemieke J Brouwer, Jeffrey Traubici, Ingrid C van Haastert, Hilary E Whyte, Floris Groenendaal, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Kuo S Han, Peter A Woerdeman, Paige T Church, Edmond N Kelly, Henrica L M van Straaten, Linh G Ly, Linda S de Vries
OBJECTIVE: To compare neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants with and without intervention for posthemorrhagic ventricular dilatation (PHVD) managed with an "early approach" (EA), based on ventricular measurements exceeding normal (ventricular index [VI] <+2 SD/anterior horn width <6 mm) with initial temporizing procedures, followed, if needed, by permanent shunt placement, and a "late approach" (LA), based on signs of increased intracranial pressure with mostly immediate permanent intervention...
January 24, 2018: Neurology
Matthew Lyon, Parth Agrawal, Kyle Friez, Richard Gordon, Ivan Morales, Li Fang Zhang, Hongyan Xu, Ian Heger, Robert W Gibson
Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measured by transocular ultrasound is a marker of real-time intracranial pressure (ICP). The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between optic nerve sheath (ONS) dilation after a Valsalva maneuver and a prior history of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in a heterogeneous sample of participants. Participants were excluded if they had had a recent brain injury, were symptomatic from a prior brain injury, had a history consistent with severe TBI and/or had undergone intracranial surgery...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
Craig Williamson, Larry Morgan, Joshua P Klein
The use of neuroimaging in conjunction with serial neurological examinations is a core component of modern neurocritical care practice. Although there is a growing role for other neuromonitoring techniques, the ability to quickly and accurately interpret images in the context of a patient's clinical status arguably remains the indispensable skill for neurocritical care practitioners. Due to its rapid acquisition time and excellent ability to detect intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), cerebral edema, and signs of elevated intracranial pressure, computed tomography (CT) remains the most useful neuroimaging technique for intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
December 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Hongwei Cheng, Xiang Mao, Zonggang Hou, Jian Xu, Shuyu Hao, Huan Li, Baiyun Liu
To discuss the relationship between the regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) and the effect of CPP on rCBF in different spaces in an experimental animal model. As the ICP increased, the CPP and rCBF (A × β value measured by CEU) decreased to varying degrees. The rCBF1 and rCBF2 were well correlated with the CPP. At the same CPP, rCBF1 decreased significantly than the level of rCBF2 (p < 0.01). Six healthy cross-breed dogs, both males and females, weighing 18.3 ± 1...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
Benjamin Würzer, Cristina Laza, Jörn Pons-Kühnemann, Manfred Kaps, Bernd Junge, Florian C Roessler
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow is sensitive to many cerebral disorders. We aimed to develop a noninvasive bedside method to detect physiological and pathological CSF phenomena by measuring pulsation patterns of the third ventricle. By transcranial B-mode ultrasound, electrocardiography (ECG)-gated video loops of the third ventricle were acquired. "Speckle tracking" software was used to quantify the relative change of its width. We conducted measurements of nine cardiac cycles in 11 healthy subjects in sitting and in supine position during Valsalva maneuver to investigate the influence of an increased intracranial pressure on the relative deformation of the third ventricle...
March 2018: Ultrasonic Imaging
Casey M Woster, Michael D Zwank, Joseph R Pasquarella, Sandi S Wewerka, Jeffrey P Anderson, Jessica T Greupner, Sakib Motalib
INTRODUCTION: Blunt head trauma is a common cause of increased intracranial pressure (ICP). Ultrasound measurement of the optic nerve sheath diameter (OSND) is an accurate and non-invasive way to detect increased ICP. Blunt trauma patients are often immobilized in a rigid cervical spine collar. Our objective was to describe the changes in ONSD following the placement of a c-collar and determine if any changes were time-dependent. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study measuring the ONSD of healthy volunteers before and after placement of a c-collar...
August 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Chun-Yu Cheng, Hao-Min Cheng, Shih-Pin Chen, Chih-Ping Chung, Yung-Yang Lin, Han-Hwa Hu, Chen-Huan Chen, Shuu-Jiun Wang
Background The role of central pulsatile hemodynamics in the pathogenesis of white matter hyperintensities in migraine patients has not been clarified. Methods Sixty patients with migraine (20-50 years old; women, 68%) without overt vascular risk factors and 30 demographically-matched healthy controls were recruited prospectively. Cerebral white matter hyperintensities volume was determined by T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging with CUBE-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery sequences. Central systolic blood pressure, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, and carotid augmentation index were measured by applanation tonometry...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Kristina M Haley
Neonates are the pediatric population at highest risk for development of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and the incidence of VTE in the neonatal population is increasing. This is especially true in the critically ill population. Several large studies indicate that the incidence of neonatal VTE is up almost threefold in the last two decades. Central lines, fluid fluctuations, sepsis, liver dysfunction, and inflammation contribute to the risk profile for VTE development in ill neonates. In addition, the neonatal hemostatic system is different from that of older children and adults...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Steven S Laurie, Gianmarco Vizzeri, Giovanni Taibbi, Connor R Ferguson, Xiao Hu, Stuart M C Lee, Robert Ploutz-Snyder, Scott M Smith, Sara R Zwart, Michael B Stenger
Many astronauts experience ocular structural and functional changes during long-duration spaceflight, including choroidal folds, optic disc edema, globe flattening, optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) distension, retinal nerve fiber layer thickening, and decreased visual acuity. The leading hypothesis suggests that weightlessness-induced cephalad fluid shifts increase intracranial pressure (ICP), which contributes to the ocular structural changes, but elevated ambient CO2 levels on the International Space Station may also be a factor...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
Tze Yeng Yeoh, Lashmi Venkatraghavan, Joseph A Fisher, Massimiliano Meineri
BACKGROUND: External compression of the jugular veins is an effective method to increase intracranial blood volume and brain stiffness in rats and healthy volunteers. It has been reported that, on assuming an upright posture, cerebral venous drainage is distributed away from the internal jugular veins (IJVs) to the cervical venous plexus, causing complete collapse of the IJV. If so, it is not clear why external IJV compression would increase intracranial blood volume, but the latter is frequently observed in neurosurgery in the sitting position...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
William Watkins, Alan R Hargens, Shannon Seidl, Erika Marie Clary, Brandon R Macias
Long-term spaceflight induces a near visual acuity change in ~50% of astronauts. In some crew members, postflight cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) opening pressures by lumbar puncture are as high as 20.9 mmHg; these members demonstrated optic disc edema. CSF communicates through the cochlear aqueduct to affect perilymphatic pressure and tympanic membrane motion. We hypothesized that 50 mmHg of lower-body negative pressure (LBNP) during 15° head-down tilt (HDT) would mitigate elevations in internal jugular vein cross-sectional area (IJV CSA) and intracranial pressure (ICP)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
M Toscano, G Spadetta, P Pulitano, M Rocco, V Di Piero, O Mecarelli, E Vicenzini
Background. The increase of the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) is a reliable, noninvasive sonographic marker of intracranial hypertension. Aim of the study was to demonstrate the efficacy of ONSD evaluation, when monitoring neurocritical patients, to early identify malignant intracranial hypertension in patients with brain death (BD). Methods. Data from ultrasound ONSD evaluation have been retrospectively analyzed in 21 sedated critical patients with neurological diseases who, during their clinical course, developed BD...
2017: BioMed Research International
Philippe Arbeille, Paul Avan, Loïc Treffel, Kathryn Zuj, Herve Normand, Pierre Denise
BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine if short term exposure to dry immersion (DI) results in a cephalic fluid shift similar to what has been observed with spaceflight. METHODS: Data were collected from 10 individuals at rest and during the first 2 h of dry immersion. Jugular vein (JV), portal vein (PV), and thyroid volume were measured using 3D echography. Middle cerebral vein velocity (MCVv) was determined using transcranial Doppler ultrasound. The cochlear response to audio stimulation was used to derive an estimate of intracranial pressure (dICP)...
May 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
V-S Eckle, G Schneider
One of the aims of the Scientific Working Group Neuroanesthesia (WAKNA) of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine is to disseminate new findings in the field of neuroscience and neuroanesthesia and to propagate novel therapeutic and diagnostic options into clinical practice. Once a year, the WAKNA displays and discusses recent noteworthy publications from the past 12 months at the German Anesthesia Meeting. In 2016, a new pharmacologic strategy with dexmedetomidine to prevent postoperative pain after craniotomy, the impact of the widely used anesthetic drug propofol on GABA receptor surface expression, a study highlighting the ultrasound-guided detection of increased intracranial pressure, and an article showing the interactions of neuromuscular blocking drugs on the BIS neuromonitoring were presented...
June 2017: Der Anaesthesist
R Levy, B Kerzmann, V Franssen, A S Schwab, J F Adam, Th Sottiaux
Early diagnosis and treatment of intracranial hypertension (ICHT) are major components of the management of neurological emergencies. The optic nerve sheath diameter is closely dependent on intracranial pressure and can be measured by bedside ultrasound (US). We report the story of a 70-year-old COPD patient initially admitted to the emergency room for a sepsis of pulmonary origin. An unusual confusion prompted us to perform an US of the optic nerve sheath. This exam clearly suggested the presence of an ICHT...
June 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
Max Twedt, Chase Pfeifer, William Thorell, Greg Bashford
Possible traumatic brain injury victims would greatly benefit from a handheld, noninvasive intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring tool, which a medic could operate in a remote area. Such a device would also benefit the transport of injured soldiers during en route medical care and critical care air transport. This study demonstrates the use of noninvasive blood flow measurements in the eye by ultrasound as a proxy for ICP. ICP was artificially raised in a porcine model and resultant blood flow change in the ophthalmic artery was measured...
March 2017: Military Medicine
Shahzad Akbar, Muhammad Usman Akram, Muhammad Sharif, Anam Tariq, Ubaid Ullah Yasin
A condition in which the optic nerve inside the eye is swelled due to increased intracranial pressure is known as papilledema. The abnormalities due to papilledema such as opacification of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL), dilated optic disc capillaries, blurred disc margins, absence of venous pulsations, elevation of optic disc, obscuration of optic disc vessels, dilation of optic disc veins, optic disc splinter hemorrhages, cotton wool spots and hard exudates may result in complete vision loss. The ophthalmologists detect papilledema by means of an ophthalmoscope, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
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