vital signs

Key health indicators

Maintaining our health is an ancestral universal need. Over time human beings have learned to access and understand signs that indicate when vital functions are altered, i.e., our vital signs.

With the latter we make decisions that keep us from getting sick or cure us from a diseases, expanding our ability to live longer and better.

When we measure our body temperature and identify a fever, we know what it means and what to do, thus making decisions to keep us healthy. The same happens with respiratory and heart rate, blood pressure and pain of known origin.

Before we had this knowledge death from trivial clinical occurrences was not uncommon. Establishing a new vital sign means providing additional and supplementary information to reestablish and maintain health, doing good for all continuously.

Access to indicators that monitor changes in key brain vital signs such as intracranial pressure (ICP) and intracranial compliance was only possible with the surgical introduction of a catheter through piercing of the skull with obvious restrictions of use.

brain4care pioneers the non-invasive access to a the surrogate ICP waveform. This waveform serves as a complementary information in clinical contexts that require monitoring of ICP over time with potential of support cases of: aneurysm headache, liver diseases, hypertension, cerebral aneurysm, concussion, hemodialysis, meningitis, stroke, dementia, hydrocephalus and pre-eclampsia.

Intracranial compliance is the brain’s natural ability to stabilize intracranial pressure preventing its increase.

learn more about icp

what is icp?

what is icp waveform?

how do we interpret the icp waveform?

what are the current methods for measuring icp?

are there other non-invasive ways to monitor icp?

what is the principle of operation for brain4care noninvasive method

how many peaks can be identified in the curve?

what is cpp?

what is cbf?

what is the monro-kellie doctrine?

what are the main symptoms of intracranial hypertension?

what are the main pathological causes of intracranial hypertension?

what is the relation between blood pressure and icp?

can the absolute number of the icp be within normal threshold while the patient suffers a loss in intracranial compliance? if so, how can one identify it?