Continuous intracranial pressure monitoring in severe traumatic brain injury in children

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St. M. Iencean
A. Tascu
C. A. Apetrei
C. Gheorghita
Tsz-Yan Milly Lo
Ian Piper
A. St. Iencean

Abstract

We present the results of the Romanian team for the multi-center grant “Paediatric Brain Monitoring with Information Technology (KidsBrainIT). Using IT Innovations to Improve Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury Intensive Care Management, Outcome, and Patient Safety”, acronym KidsBrainIT. Children aged 2 to 16 years who require intensive care management after sustaining traumatic severe brain injury are included in this study in three neurosurgical hospital: "Prof. Dr. N. Oblu" Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi, "Sf. Maria" Children Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi and "Bagdasar-Arseni" Clinical Emergency Hospital Bucharest. Continuous real-time intracranial pressure monitoring became a "gold standard" in TBI intensive-care management and ICP-lowering therapy is recommended when ICP is elevated above 20 mmHg or more. Continuous ICP and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) monitoring allow calculation of cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) and to establish of an optimal CPP. This study aims to improve the treatments and the outcomes in severe traumatic brain injury in children.

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Iencean, S., Tascu, A., Apetrei, C., Gheorghita, C., Lo, T.-Y., Piper, I., & Iencean, A. (2019). Continuous intracranial pressure monitoring in severe traumatic brain injury in children. Romanian Neurosurgery, 33(2), 101-104. https://doi.org/10.33962/roneuro-2019-020
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St. M. Iencean

Neurosurgery, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, ROMANIA

Neurosurgery, “Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi, ROMANIA

A. Tascu

Neurosurgery, “Bagdasar-Arseni” Clinical Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, ROMANIA

Neurosurgery, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, ROMANIA

C. A. Apetrei

Neurosurgery, “Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi, ROMANIA

C. Gheorghita

Neurosurgery, “Sf. Maria” Children Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi, ROMANIA

Tsz-Yan Milly Lo

University of Edinburgh (Child Life & Health) / Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Paediatric Critical Care Medicine), UK

Ian Piper

BrainIT Group Coordinator, Principal Health Care Scientist, Neuro-Intensive Care Monitoring Research, UK

A. St. Iencean

Neurosurgery, “Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi, ROMANIA