Intracranial pressure monitoring in severe blunt head trauma: does the type of monitoring device matter?
- Alberto Aiolfi,
- Desmond Khor,
- Jayun Cho,
- Elizabeth Benjamin,
- Kenji Inaba,
- Demetrios Demetriades
J Neurosurg 2017 May 26:1-6. Epub 2017 May 26.
Division of Acute Care Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
OBJECTIVE Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring has become the standard of care in the management of severe head trauma. Intraventricular devices (IVDs) and intraparenchymal devices (IPDs) are the 2 most commonly used techniques for ICP monitoring. Despite the widespread use of these devices, very few studies have investigated the effect of device type on outcomes. Read More