Clinical Evaluation of the Camino Ventricular Bolt Pressure Monitoring System
Intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement is a routine part of the clinical management of severe head injury in many neurosurgical units. A variety of measurement techniques are available including ventricular and subdural catheters and subdural screws . Recently the Camino fibre optic transducer inserted via a subdural screw, into the subarachnoid space has been shown to provide a reliable measurement of ICP [1, 2]. Using a ventricular catheter to measure ICP is perhaps the most reliable method and allows the drainage of CSF. A previously available ventricular catheter system using the Camino transducer was found to have practical limitations . The aim of this study was to compare readings from a ventricular catheter and an external transducer with the new Camino ventricular bolt system and to assess the reliability of the system in clinical practice.
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