Aside from monitoring the ICP (intracranial pressure), measuring brain temperature is a basic parameter used to monitor patients. The temperature in the brain is different from the body’s core temperature. Inflammatory processes and dangerous temperature increases in the brain can be detected early on by measuring the brain temperature. Monitoring the temperature difference between the temperature in the brain and the body provides additional information about the brain’s intact thermoregulation.
The temperature function is integrated into the ICP catheters in many versions of RAUMEDIC catheters. The temperature can be measured at different locations within the brain.
For parenchyma temperature measurement, the NEUROVENT-P-TEMP catheter measures the pressure and temperature directly in the brain tissue.
NEUROVENT-TEMP catheters are available in several different versions for measuring temperature, ICP (intracranial pressure) and provide drainage of the ventricles. Due to the additional drainage function of the ventricular catheters, excess CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) is drained from the ventricles. Implantation is facilitated by various application tools such as a stylet or guide wire.
The epidural catheter NEURODUR-TEMP is placed directly on the dura and measures temperature and ICP (intracranial pressure) indirectly via the elastic dura.