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Noninvasive intracranial pressure measurement using infrasonic emissions from the tympanic membrane.
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PMID:  21861195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether ICP can be assessed by measuring infrasonic emissions from the tympanic membrane. METHODS: An increase in ICP was induced in 22 patients with implanted ICP pressure sensors. ICP waveforms that were obtained invasively and continuously were compared with infrasonic emission waveforms. In addition, the noninvasive method was used in a control group of 14 healthy subjects. RESULTS: In a total of 83 measurements, the changes in ICP that were observed in response to different types of stimulation were detected in the waveforms obtained noninvasively as well as in those acquired invasively. Low ICP was associated with an initial high peak and further peaks with smaller amplitudes. High ICP was associated with a marked decrease in the number of peaks and in the difference between the amplitudes of the initial and last peaks. The assessment of infrasonic emissions, however, does not yet enable us to provide exact figures. CONCLUSION: It is conceivable that the assessment of infrasonic emissions will become suitable both as a screening tool and for the continuous monitoring of ICP in an intensive care environment.
Eduard Stettin; Klaus Paulat; Chris Schulz; Ulrich Kunz; Uwe Max Mauer
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical monitoring and computing     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2614     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9806357     Medline TA:  J Clin Monit Comput     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, German Armed Forces Hospital of Ulm, Oberer Eselsberg 40, 89070, Ulm, Germany.
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