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Automated intracranial pressure-controlled cerebrospinal fluid external drainage with LiquoGuard®
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PMID:  23188469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: LiquoGuard is a new device for intracranial pressure (ICP)-controlled drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This present study evaluates the accuracy of ICP measurement via the LiquoGuard device in comparison with Spiegelberg. Thus, we compared data ascertained from simultaneous measurement of ICP using tip-transducer and tip-sensor devices. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 1,764 monitoring hours in 15 patients (range, 52-219 h) were analysed. All patients received an intraventricular Spiegelberg III probe with the drainage catheter connected to the LiquoGuard system. ICP reading of both devices was performed on an hourly basis. Statistical analysis was done by applying Pearson correlation and Wilcoxon-matched pair test (p < 0.05). RESULTS: Mean ICP values were 11 ± 5 mmHg (Spiegelberg) and 10 ± 7 mmHg (LiquoGuard); the values measured with both devices correlated well (p = 0.001; Pearson correlation =0.349; n = 1,764). In two of the 15 patients with slit ventricles, episodes of significant differences in measured values could be observed. Both patients suffering from slit ventricles failed to produce reliable measurement with the external transducer of the LiquoGuard. CONCLUSIONS: LiquoGuard is a valuable new device for ICP-controlled CSF drainage. However, LiquoGuard tends to provide misleading results in slit ventricles. Thus, before these drawbacks are further analysed, the authors recommend additional ICP measurement with internal tip-sensor devices to avoid dangerous erroneous interpretation of ICP data.
Stefan Linsler; Mareike Schmidtke; Wolf Ingo Steudel; Michael Kiefer; Joachim Oertel
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0942-0940     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, Saarland University, 66421, Homburg, Saar, Germany,
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