Clinical Experience with a Fiber Optic Brain Parenchymal Pressure Monitor
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.
KeywordsIntracranial Pressure Ventricular Catheter Compression Ring Initial Clinical Trial Housing Device
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