Influence of Drainage on EVD ICP-signal

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Information provided by (Responsible Party):

prof. dr. Bart Depreitere, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier:


First received: May 21, 2017

Last updated: May 21, 2017

Last verified: May 2017

This observational study investigates ICP signals obtained through an external ventricular drain in the brain connected with an external transducer. In particular, the study investigates how drainage influences the monitored signal: influence of flow rate, reservoir height and initial ICP before draining.

Head Injury
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Influence of Drainage of Cerebrospinal Fluid on ICP Signals Obtained Through an External Ventricular Drain.

Primary Outcome Measures:

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: September 2014
Study Completion Date: May 2016
Primary Completion Date: May 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample

Patients with severe traumatic brain injury or subarachnoid hemorrhage in whom monitoring of ICP is warranted.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • TBI/SAH patients with need for ICP monitoring

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT03164434

University Hospitals Leuven
Leuven, Belgium, 3000

Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven

Principal Investigator: Bart Depreitere, MD, PhD Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven

Responsible Party: prof. dr. Bart Depreitere, professor, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier: NCT03164434     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EVD-ICP
Study First Received: May 21, 2017
Last Updated: May 21, 2017

Keywords provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:

intracranial pressure
cerebrospinal fluid drainage
waveform analysis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Craniocerebral Trauma
Pathologic Processes
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
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