Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is an essential diagnostic tool for the efficient treatment of patients with brain injuries (e.g. traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)) and cerebrospinal fluid outflow disorders (e.g. hydrocephalus). Clinical trials have shown that ICP monitoring decreases the mortality rate and minimizes secondary injuries. Various ICP monitoring systems have been successful so far in accurately monitoring ICP, but: (a) they have high probability of infection (up to 15%), (b) they do not allow long-term ICP monitoring and (c) they are not MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) compatible. Taking advantage of recent developments in the MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) field, we propose an 'Intracranial Pressure Micro Stick'(IP
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Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is an important diagnostic tool for accessing the pathological condition of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), congenital or acquired hydrocephalus or mass lesions. This work aims to develop a new class of implantable ICP monitoring devices that will provide better management and efficient treatment of patients with elevated ICP.
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