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Intracranial pressure monitors

Mårten Unnerbäck, Eric L Bloomfield, Sven Söderström, Peter Reinstrup
Current methods to measure cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the neuro critical care setting cannot monitor the CBF continuously. In contrast, continuous measurement of intracranial pressure (ICP) is readily accomplished, and there is a component of ICP that correlates with arterial inflow of blood into the cranial cavity. This property may have utility in using continuous ICP curve analysis to continuously estimate CBF. We examined the data from 13 patients, monitored with an intraventricular ICP device determining the pulsatile amplitude ICPamp as well as the area under the ICP curve (AUCICP )...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Vasilije Stambolija, Martina Miklić Bublić, Marin Lozić, Jakob Nemir, Miroslav Ščap
Background: Low brain tissue oxygen tension (PbtO2 ), or brain hypoxia, is an independent predictor of poor outcome. Increasing inspirational fraction of oxygen could have a significant influence on treating lower PbtO2 . Combined PbtO2 therapy, compared to the approach that focus only on regulation of cerebral perfusion pressure and intracranial pressure, shows better patient outcomes. Monitoring of PbtO2 could be helpful in individualizing treatment, preventing or limiting secondary brain injury, and maintaining better patient outcome...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
T Cesak, J Adamkov, J Habalova, P Poczos, M Kanta, M Bartos, T Hosszu
AIM: The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between intracranial pressure (intracranial pressure monitoring) and lactate pyruvate ratio (cerebral microdialysis) in patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: In a group of fifteen patients, intracranial pressure and lactate/pyruvate ratios were measured and logged in hourly intervals. The relationship between these two variables was subsequently analysed in two ways. 1) Intracranial hypertension (ICP > 20 mmHg) in the presence of energy deprivation (L/P ratio > 30) was noted...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
J P Funnell, C L Craven, L D'Antona, S D Thompson, A Chari, L Thorne, L D Watkins, A K Toma
OBJECTIVES: Papilloedema is a clinical manifestation of chronically raised intracranial pressure (ICP), often seen in idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). However, the extent of intracranial hypertension required to produce papilloedema is not known. We compare ICP values in IIH patients who developed papilloedema and those who did not. We aim to identify a pathological ICP threshold predictive of the development of papilloedema in IIH patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-centre cohort of IIH patients (2006-2016) who underwent 24-hour ICP monitoring (ICPM) and ophthalmology assessments, prior to intervention...
March 12, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
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
Saeed Kayhanian, Adam M H Young, Rory J Piper, Joseph Donnelly, Daniel Scoffings, Matthew R Garnett, Helen M Fernandes, Peter Smielewski, Marek Czosnyka, Peter J Hutchinson, Shruti Agrawal
Radiological assessment of the head is a routine part of the management of traumatic brain injury. This assessment can help to determine the requirement for invasive intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring. The radiological correlates of elevated ICP have been widely studied in adults but far fewer specific pediatric studies have been conducted. There is, however, growing evidence that there are important differences in the radiological presentations of elevated ICP between children and adults; a reflection of the anatomical and physiological differences, as well as a difference in the pathophysiology of brain injury in children...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Vinayak Narayan, Nasser Mohammed, Amey R Savardekar, Devi Prasad Patra, Christina Notarianni, Anil Nanda
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury [TBI] is a leading cause of pediatric morbidity and mortality worldwide and intracranial pressure [ICP] monitoring plays a crucial role in its management. Based on existing literature, the authors review the current practicing non-invasive ICP monitoring devices and their accuracy in predicting raised ICP in pediatric TBI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A thorough literature search was conducted on PubMed, Medline and Cochrane data base, articles were selected systematically, reviewed completely and relevant data was summarized and discussed...
March 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
M Munk, F R Poulsen, L Larsen, C H Nordström, T H Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Cerebral mitochondrial dysfunction is prominent in the pathophysiology of severe bacterial meningitis. In the present study, we hypothesize that the metabolic changes seen after intracisternal lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection in a piglet model of meningitis is compatible with mitochondrial dysfunction and resembles the metabolic patterns seen in patients with bacterial meningitis. METHODS: Eight pigs received LPS injection in cisterna magna, and four pigs received NaCl in cisterna magna as a control...
March 5, 2018: Neurocritical Care
Hebun Erdur, Alexandros Polymeris, Ulrike Grittner, Jan F Scheitz, Serdar Tütüncü, David J Seiffge, Heinrich J Audebert, Christian H Nolte, Stefan T Engelter, Andrea Rocco
Background: Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) after intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue-plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for acute ischemic stroke is associated with a poor functional outcome. We aimed to develop a score assessing risk of sICH including novel putative predictors-namely, pretreatment with statins and severe renal impairment. Methods: We analyzed our local cohort (Berlin) of patients receiving rt-PA for acute ischemic stroke between 2006 and 2016...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Daniel Agustín Godoy, Santiago Lubillo, Alejandro A Rabinstein
Monitoring intracranial pressure in comatose patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered necessary by most experts. Acute intracranial hypertension (IHT), when severe and sustained, is a life-threatening complication that demands emergency treatment. Yet, secondary anoxic-ischemic injury after brain trauma can occur in the absence of IHT. In such cases, adding other monitoring modalities can alert clinicians when the patient is in a state of energy failure. This article reviews the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of IHT and brain hypoxia after TBI, emphasizing the need to develop a physiologically integrative approach to the management of these complex situations...
April 2018: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
Jun-Hui Chen, Pei-Pei Li, Li-Kun Yang, Lei Chen, Jie Zhu, Xu Hu, Yu-Hai Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the clinical efficacy of and optimal therapeutic strategy for ventricular intracranial pressure monitoring (V-ICPM) in patients with traumatic bifrontal contusions (TBCs). METHODS: From 8760 patients with a traumatic brain injury treated between January 2010 and January 2016, a retrospective analysis was performed on 105 patients with TBC who underwent V-ICPM and 282 TBC patients who did not. All patients underwent treatment at the 101st Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Wuxi, China)...
February 28, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Denis E Bragin, Gloria L Statom, Edwin M Nemoto
OBJECTIVE: In previous work we showed that high intracranial pressure (ICP) in the rat brain induces a transition from capillary (CAP) to pathological microvascular shunt (MVS) flow, resulting in brain hypoxia, edema, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) damage. This transition was correlated with a loss of cerebral blood flow (CBF) autoregulation undetected by static autoregulatory curves but identified by induced dynamic ICP (iPRx) and cerebrovascular (iCVRx) reactivity. We hypothesized that loss of CBF autoregulation as correlated with MVS flow would be identified by iPRx and iCVRx in traumatic brain injury (TBI) with elevated ICP...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Konstantin Hockel, Martin U Schuhmann
OBJECTIVE: A drawback in the use of an external ventricular drain (EVD) originates in the fact that draining cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) (open system) and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring can be done at the same time but is considered to be unreliable regarding the ICP trace. Furthermore, with the more widespread use of autoregulation monitoring using blood pressure and ICP signals, the question arises of whether an ICP signal from an open EVD can be used for this purpose. Using an EVD system with an integrated parenchymal ICP probe we compared the different traces of an ICP signal and their derived parameters under opened and closed CSF drainage...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
A Lokossou, O Balédent, S Garnotel, G Page, L Balardy, Z Czosnyka, P Payoux, E A Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: The amplitude of intracranial pressure (ICP) can be measured by ICP monitoring. Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PCMRI) can quantify blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flows. The aim of this work was to investigate intracranial compliance at rest by combining baseline ICP monitoring and PCMRI in hydrocephalus patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ICP monitoring was performed before infusion testing to quantify ΔICP_rest at the basal condition in 33 suspected hydrocephalus patients (74 years)...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
J Donnelly, M Czosnyka, H Adams, C Robba, L A Steiner, D Cardim, B Cabella, X Liu, A Ercole, P J Hutchinson, D K Menon, M J H Aries, P Smielewski
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective data from patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) indicate that deviation from the continuously calculated pressure reactivity-based "optimal" cerebral perfusion pressure (CPPopt) is associated with worse patient outcome. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between prospectively collected CPPopt data and patient outcome after TBI. METHODS: We prospectively collected intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring data from 231 patients with severe TBI at Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Martin Shaw, Laura Moss, Chris Hawthorne, John Kinsella, Ian Piper
OBJECTIVES: Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is well known to be indicative of a poor outcome in traumatic brain injury (TBI). This phenomenon was quantified using a pressure time index (PTI) model of raised ICP burden in a paediatric population. Using the PTI methodology, this pilot study is aimed at investigating the relationship between raised ICP and length of stay (LOS) in adults admitted to a neurological intensive care unit (neuro-ICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 10 patients admitted to the neuro-ICU following TBI, ICP was measured and data from the first 24 h were analysed...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Stefan Wolf, Ludwig Schürer, Doortje C Engel
OBJECTIVE: Brain tissue oxygenation (pbt O2 ) monitoring with microprobes is increasingly used as an important parameter in addition to intracranial pressure in acutely brain-injured patients. Data on accuracy and long-term drift after use are scarce. We investigated room air readings of used pbt O2 probes for their relationship with the duration of monitoring, geographic location of the center, and manufacturer type. METHODS: After finishing clinically indicated monitoring in patients, pbt O2 probes used in two centers in Berlin and Munich were explanted and cleaned to avoid blood contamination...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Murad Megjhani, Kalijah Terilli, Andrew Martin, Angela Velazquez, Jan Claassen, David Roh, Sachin Agarwal, Peter Smielewski, Amelia K Boehme, J Michael Schmidt, Soojin Park
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to explore the validity of industry-parameterized vital signs in the generation of pressure reactivity index (PRx) and optimal cerebral perfusion pressure (CPPopt) values. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with intracranial pressure (ICP) monitors from 2008 to 2013 in a tertiary care hospital were included. Arterial blood pressure (ABP) and ICP were sampled at 240 Hz (of waveform data) and 0.2 Hz (of parameterized data produced by heuristic industry proprietary algorithms)...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Giovanna Maria Dimitri, Shruti Agrawal, Adam Young, Joseph Donnelly, Xiuyun Liu, Peter Smielewski, Peter Hutchinson, Marek Czosnyka, Pietro Lio, Christina Haubrich
OBJECTIVES: The detection of increasing intracranial pressure (ICP) is important in preventing secondary brain injuries. Before mean ICP increases critically, transient ICP elevations may be observed. We have observed ICP transients of less than 10 min duration ,which occurred simultaneously with transient increases in heart rate (HR). These simultaneous events in HR and ICP suggest a direct interaction or communication between the heart and the brain. METHODS: This chapter describes four mathematical methods and their applicability in detecting the above heart-brain cross-talk events during long-term monitoring of ICP...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Despina Afroditi Lalou, Marek Czosnyka, Joseph Donnelly, Andrea Lavinio, John D Pickard, Matthew Garnett, Zofia Czosnyka
OBJECTIVES: Slow waves of intracranial pressure (ICP) are spontaneous oscillations with a frequency of 0.3-4 cycles/min. They are often associated with pathological conditions, following vasomotor activity in the cranial enclosure. This study quantifies the effects of general anaesthesia (GA) on the magnitude of B-waves compared with natural sleep and the conscious state. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four groups of 30 patients each were formed to assess the magnitude of slow waves...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
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