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A new instrument for noninvasive measurement of intracranial pressure through the anterior fontanel. I. Preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3652065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A pressure sensor has been developed with which intracranial pressure of infants with open anterior fontanell can be measured. The sensor consists of a light, small strain-gauge transducer (Statham P-50, Gould, USA), supported by a thin phosphorus bronze sheet having a strong spring quality characteristic. The light and small assembly, which weighs only 2.55 g, allows lengthy, continuous measurement with little drift. It eliminates almost any gravitational component in the recorded pressure. The thermal influence is also minimal and the thermal equilibrium is reached within 10 min. The sensor is precise and accurate in a range from 0 to 500 mm H2O, with excellent linear response. This newly developed fontanel pressure sensor has been successfully applied without the need for surgical procedures previously required to measure intracranial pressure.
Authors:
T Hayashi; S Kuramoto; E Honda; S Anegawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-11-19     Completed Date:  1987-11-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, St. Mary's Hospital, Kurume, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Body Temperature
Humans
Infant
Intracranial Pressure*
Models, Neurological
Neurology / instrumentation*

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