external ventricular drain


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external ventricular drain

a ventricular catheter connected to a drainage system and a closed collection bag. It allows the clinician to control fluid flow and, to some extent, pressure in the cranial vault.
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Infection rate and risk factors associated with infections related to external ventricular drain.
External ventricular drains (EVDs) are the standard of care for acute hydrocephalus in a neurocritical care (NCC) setting and are the most commonly used method of ICP measurement.
Failure of regular external ventricular drain exchange to reduce CSF infection.
Failure of regular external ventricular drain exchange to reduce cerebrospinal fluid infection: Result of a randomized controlled trial.
The haematoma may have resulted from sudden intracranial hypotension after the placement of external ventricular drains.
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