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Clinical Experience with a Fiber Optic Brain Parenchymal Pressure Monitor

  • T. G. Luerssen
  • P. F. Shields
  • H. R. Vos
  • L. F. Marshall

Abstract

Many devices have been developed for the clinical monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP). Each system has its advantages, and each device has its limitations and complications. In 1985, we participated in the development of a system which can accurately measure ICP from several intracranial sites, including the brain parenchyma. Initial laboratory evaluations of the accuracy of this system, along with the results of an initial clinical trial, have now been reported (Ostrup et al. 1987). After this trial, we began using this device routinely and have accumulated over three years of further experience using this system in a variety of clinical situations.

Keywords

Intracranial Pressure Ventricular Catheter Compression Ring Initial Clinical Trial Housing Device 
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References

  1. Hollingsworth-Fridlund P, Vos H, Daily EK (1988) Use of fiberoptic pressure transducer for intracranial pressure measurements: A preliminary report. Heart Lung 17: 111–120PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Ostrup RC, Luerssen TG, Marshall LF, Zornow MH (1987) Continuous monitoring of intracranial pressure with a miniturized fiberoptic device. J Neurosurg 67: 206–209PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. G. Luerssen
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. F. Shields
    • 1
  • H. R. Vos
    • 3
  • L. F. Marshall
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of NeurosurgeryUCSD Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUCSD Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Neurosurgical Intensive Care UnitUCSD Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA

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