Intracranial Pressure and Brain Biochemical Monitoring

ISBN: 978-3-7091-7397-8 (Print) 978-3-7091-6738-0 (Online)

Table of contents (95 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII

  2. Hydrocephalus

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      Pages 1-1

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      How to Select Patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus for Shunting

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      Agreement Between CSF Flow Dynamics in MRI and ICP Monitoring in the Diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Sensitivity and Specificity of CSF Dynamics to Predict Outcome

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      Shunting to the Sagittal Sinus

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      Why Valve Opening Pressure Plays a Relatively Minor Role in the Postural ICP Response to Ventricular Shunts in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Modeling and Implications

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      Dynamic Shunt Testing Applying Short Lasting Pressure Waves — Inertia of Shunt Systems

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      Factors Determining Mean ICP in Hydrocephalic Patients with Hakim-programmable Valve: Implications of the Parallel Arrangement of the CSF Outflow Resistance and Shunt

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      Pages 27-30

      Shunt Testing in-Vivo: A Method Based on the Data from the UK Shunt Evaluation Laboratory

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      Pages 31-33

      Compensatory Mechanisms in Patients with Benign Intracranial Hypertension Syndrome

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      Pages 35-38

      Intracranial Hypertension after Surgery in Patients with Chiari I Malformation and Normal or Moderate Increase in Ventricular Size

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      Pages 39-41

      The Role of Cerebral Blood Flow and Cerebrovascular Reserve Capacity in the Diagnosis of Chronic Hydrocephalus — a PET-Study on 60 Patients

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      Pages 43-45

      PET-Studies in Idiopathic Chronic Hydrocephalus before and after Shunt-Treatment: The Role of Risk Factors for Cerebrovascular Disease (CVD) on Cerebral Hemodynamics

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      Pages 47-49

      Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Profiles of Shunt-Responder in Idiopathic Chronic Hydrocephalus — A 15-O-Water PET-Study

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      Pages 51-53

      Neuropsychological Testing to Improve Surgical Management of Patients with Chronic Hydrocephalus after Shunt Treatment

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      Pages 55-57

      Neuropsychological Sequels to Changes in Global Cerebral Blood Flow and Cerebrovascular Reserve Capacity after Shunt Treatment in Chronic Hydrocephalus — A Quantitative PET-Study

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      Pages 59-63

      Communicating Hydrocephalus: The Biomechanics of Progressive Ventricular Enlargement Revisited

  3. Clinical Management of Head Injury

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      Pages 65-65

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      Is CPP Therapy Beneficial for all Patients with High ICP?

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      Pages 69-70

      Metabolic Suppressive Therapy as a Treatment for Intracranial Hypertension–Why it Works and when it Fails

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      Pages 71-72

      Can Hyperventilation Improve Cerebral Microcirculation in Patients with High ICP?

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      Pages 73-75

      Cerebral Perfusion Pressure and Spect in Patients after Craniocerebral Injury with Transtentorial Herniation

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      Pages 77-79

      Decompressive Craniectomy Following Traumatic Brain Injury: ICP, CPP and Neurological Outcome

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