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Intracranial pressure -- Measurement, Intracranial pressure -- Computer simulation, Brain damage


We describe the calibration of a computer model of intracranial pressure (ICP) dynamics to correspond with annotated clinical data taken from a patient being treated for elevated ICP due to a traumatic brain injury. The research protocol employed during treatment includes adjusting the elevation of the head of the bed, adjusting the ventilator settings to induce mild hyperventilation and hypoventilation, and adjusting the height of the cerebrospinal fluid drainage system. The model behavior corresponds to the experimental data quite well in the case of the changing the head of the bed, but less well in the case of changing the ventilator settings.


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26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2004 in San Francisco, California.



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