Yeu-Torng Yau

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BACKGROUND The BrainIT project was conceived in 1997 and has grown into an international collaboration with the purpose of gathering high time resolution data from head injured patients utilising standardised methodologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1998, 22 participating neuroscience centres collected three main types of information: demographic,(More)
The goal of this study was to compare the Spiegelberg intraventricular intracranial pressure (ICP)/intracranial compliance monitoring device, which features an air-pouch balloon catheter, with existing gold-standard methods of measuring ICP and intracranial compliance. A Spiegelberg intraventricular catheter, a standard intraventricular catheter, and a(More)
Analyses of a multi-centre database of 71 patients at risk of raised ICP showed that in head injured patients (n = 19) and tumour patients (n = 13) clear inverse relationships of ICP vs compliance exist. SAH patients (n = 5) appear to exhibit a biphasic relationship between ICP and compliance, however greater numbers of patients need to be recruited to this(More)
To obtain knowledge about the conditions and management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a collaborative network of Brain Information Technology centres. The Brain IT (Brain monitoring with Information Technology) survey comprised two parts: local conditions and policies (part A), and a case study part (part B). The information was gathered by written(More)
¶Introduction. An open collaborative international network has been established which aims to improve inter-centre standards for collection of high-resolution, neurointensive care data on patients with traumatic brain injury. The group is also working towards the creation of an open access, detailed and validated database that will be useful for post-hoc(More)
The Spiegelberg automated compliance device offers practical benefits over the standard manual injection techniques for assessing volume-pressure status. Currently, however, the system relies on the insertion of an intraventricular catheter. If automated continuous measurement of intraparenchymal compliance could be achieved, then this would be a further(More)
To assess the use of hyperventilation and the adherence to Brain Trauma Foundation-Guidelines (BTF-G) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Twenty-two European centers are participating in the BrainIT initiative. Retrospective analysis of monitoring data. One hundred and fifty-one patients with a known time of trauma and at least one recorded arterial(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of therapeutic interventions and management strategies on head injured patients are difficult to undertake. BrainIT provides validated data for analysis available to centers that contribute data to allow post-hoc analysis and hypothesis testing. METHODS Both physiological and intensive care management data are collected. Patient(More)