Intracranial pressure monitoring in patients with acute brain injury in the intensive care unit (Synapse-ICU): an international, prospective observational cohort study.

The practice of continuously measuring intracranial pressure (commonly referred to as ICP) in comatose patients after haemorrhagic stroke or head injury is standard practice in many countries.

However, it is uncertain whether monitoring-guided therapies will yield significant results. Nevertheless, data collected from the study confirms what already seemed evident from experience.

Furthermore, it offers valuable scientific support for both those realities where monitoring had not been used and for those where this nonetheless invasive practice has already been used for years.


Dr Segun OLUSANYA. Specialty Trainee in Intensive Care Medicine in London (UK).

Prof Giuseppe CITERIO. Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, (IT). Director of the NeuroIntensive Care Unit, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza (IT).

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