UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Updated 15 days ago
Box 167 Cambridge Biomedical Campus Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge CB2 0QQ
In the established environment of the Clinical Neurosciences Department, enormous quantities of data can be captured from each patient, from which information regarding cerebral autoregulation, cerebrospinal compensatory reserve, oxygenation, and both metabolite production and function can be obtained. Recognition of changing cerebrovascular haemodynamics and oxygenation demands not only reliable monitoring techniques, but also sophisticated and time-consuming signal analysis. This can be provided by dedicated computer support... The intensive care multimodality monitoring system adopted in the Cambridge Neurosurgical Unit is based on software for the standard IBM- compatible personal computer, equipped with a digital to analogue converter and RS232 serial interface. The first version of the software was introduced into clinical practice in Poland, Denmark, and the U.K. in the mid-1980s and has subsequntly been extended into a system for multimodal neuro-intensive care monitoring..