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Monitors, Physiologic, Intracranial Pressure

Definition : Monitors designed for continuous measurement and display of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure inside the skull and/or the meningeal membranes. These monitors typically include a main computerized electronic unit for data processing, a display, pressure transducers (e.g., strain gauge, fiberoptic), and an interface cable. Intracranial pressure monitors can measure directly within one of the brain ventricles (intraventricular), beneath the duramater (subarachnoid), or outside the duramater (epidural). They are primarily used after cranial trauma or surgery and also in some hydrocephalic patients. Intracranial pressure monitors that are hard-wired to the patient at the bedside and monitors intended for telemetric use are also available.

Entry Terms : "Pressure Measuring Units, Intracranial" , "Pressure Monitors" , "ICP Monitors" , "Intracranial Pressure Monitors" , "Pressure Monitors, Intracranial"

UMDC code : 34435

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Ladd Research

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Ladd Research was organized in 1954 by Margaret and Bill Ladd to develop and supply products for the growing field of electron microscopy. In the 1930's, Margaret and Bill had worked on the first electron microscopy built in North America at the University of Toronto. At the start of World War II, they moved to the United States to continue their research. In 1954 Ladd Research Industries was formed.

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