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The Prognostic Value of Continuous Intraventricular Pressure Recording in Unconscious Brain-Injury Patients Under Controlled Ventilation

  • Georg Cold
  • Erna Enevoldsen
  • Richard Malmros
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Abstract

Since LUNDBERG’s introduction of a clinically applicable method for the continuous recording of intraventricular pressure (IVP) (1), the prognostic value of IVP has been subjected to several investigations (2,3). Thus, a high level of IVP has been claimed to give prognostic information (3).

Keywords

Brain injury intracranial pressure prognosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Cold
  • Erna Enevoldsen
  • Richard Malmros

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