follow-up case reports

In research applications brain4care offered a critical vital sign to a patient's clinical context in real time for an unlimited amount of time, in a non-invasive way, with no pain and non significant risks

vps valve adjustment

Application and context

Hydrocephalus is a disease caused by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain in one or more ventricular sinuses, causing a change in brain compliance. The clinical follow-up of this disease includes periodic evaluation of surgically implanted valve function in patients to regulate adequate CSF drainage and maintain central nervous system balance (VPS valve).

Without a simple non-invasive technology, valve adjustment is done by observing the clinical condition in a trial-and-error basis until adequate flow is achieved. This process requires recurring patient office visits that may take from weeks to months.

how brain4care may contributes to the adjustment or replacement of vps valves

clinical case 1 – vps valve control

clinical case 2 – vps valve gauging

surgical procedures with extracorporeal circulation (ecc)

Application and context

During surgeries, with the use of extracorporeal circulation, there is an interruption of cerebral blood flow for an average period of 6 to 7 minutes, which increases the risks of neurological sequelae, as this alters brain compliance. For the prevention of this type of sequelae, intensive care physicians make use of several measures in the postoperative period, known by the term neuroprotection.

How brain4care contributes to the reduction of postoperative neurological sequelae

Clinical case 1- surgical procedures with extracorporeal circulation (ecc)

Clinical case 2- surgical procedures with extracorporeal circulation (ecc)

neuroprotection after cardiac arrest

Application and context

After cardiac arrest, there is an interruption of brain blood flow and, consequently, a change in cerebral compliance. The death rate of patients in this state can reach up to 80% and it is known that 8 out of 10 survivors will have neurological sequelae. For prevention of sequelae of this type, intensive care physicians use several post-arrest measures known by the term neuroprotection, reducing the rate of survivors with sequelae to 2 out of 10 patients.

How brain4care contributes to the prevention of post-stop neurological sequelae

Clinical case 1 – neuroprotection after cardio-respiratory arrest