Acta Neurochir Suppl 2021 ;131:249-253
Faculty of Engineering, INESC-TEC and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
Plateau waves are recurrent phenomena observed in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, characterised by an increase in intracranial pressure (ICP) above 40 mmHg combined with an almost zero arterial blood pressure (ABP) variation and, hence, a decrease in cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP). A raised ICP for a long period of time, namely plateau waves, can lead to a secondary brain injury. Due to the impaired cerebral autoregulation mechanism these TBI patients present, they are admitted to neurocritical care units (NCCUs) to be under continuous multimodal monitoring, which allows a correct diagnosis for each patient. Read More