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Mid-term results in continuous intracranial pressure monitoring in severe traumatic brain injury in children - ERA-NET NEURON Grant
St.M. Iencean1,2, A. Tascu3,4, C.A. Apetrei2, C. Gheorghita5, Tsz-Yan Milly Lo6, Ian Piper7, A.St. Iencean2
1Neurosurgery, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, ROMANIA
2Neurosurgery, “Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi, ROMANIA
3Neurosurgery, “Bagdasar-Arseni” Clinical Emergency Hospital Bucharest, ROMANIA
4Neurosurgery, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, ROMANIA
5Neurosurgery, “Sf. Maria” Children Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi, ROMANIA
6University of Edinburgh (Child Life & Health) / Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Paediatric Critical Care Medicine), UK
7BrainIT Group Coordinator, Principal Health Care Scientist, Neuro-Intensive Care Monitoring Research, UK
This article presents the mid-term results of the multi-center grant “Paediatric Brain Monitoring with Information Technology (KidsBrainIT). Using IT Innovations to Improve Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury Intensive Care Management, Outcome, and Patient Safety”, acronym KidsBrainIT, of the Romanian team. Continuous real-time intracranial pressure monitoring is a standard in TBI intensive-care management and ICP-lowering therapy is recommended when ICP is elevated above 20 mmHg or more. Paediatric TBI patients requiring intensive care are recruited from more contributing centres in 4 different countries and the Romanian team includes doctors CA Apetrei, C Gheorghita and A Tascu as principal investigators. Children aged 2 to 16 years who require intensive care management after sustaining traumatic severe brain injury are included in this study in three neurosurgical hospital: "Prof. Dr. N. Oblu" Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi, "Sf. Maria" Children Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi and "Bagdasar-Arseni" Clinical Emergency Hospital Bucharest. Continuous ICP and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) monitoring allow calculation of cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) and establish of an optimal CPP. The aim of this study is to improve the treatments in severe traumatic brain injury in children.

Key words: cerebral perfusion pressure, children brain injury, intracranial pressure, paediatric brain monitoring