Elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP) may occur in many diseases, and therefore the ability to measure it noninvasively would be useful. Flow velocity signals from transcranial Doppler (TCD) have been used to estimate ICP; however, the relative accuracy of these methods is unclear. This study aimed to compare four previously described TCD-based methods with directly measured ICP in a prospective cohort of traumatic brain-injured patients. Noninvasive ICP (nICP) was obtained using the following methods: 1) a mathematical "black-box" model based on interaction between TCD and arterial blood pressure (nICP-BB); 2) based on diastolic flow velocity (nICP-FVd); 3) based on critical closing pressure (nICP-CrCP); and 4) based on TCD-derived pulsatility index (nICP-PI). In time domain, for recordings including spontaneous changes in ICP greater than 7 mm Hg, nICP-PI showed the best correlation with measured ICP (R = 0.61). Considering every TCD recording as an independent event, nICP-BB generally showed to be the best estimator of measured ICP (R = 0.39; p < 0.05; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 9.94 mm Hg; area under the curve [AUC] = 0.66; p < 0.05). For nICP-FVd, although it presented similar correlation coefficient to nICP-BB and marginally better AUC (0.70; p < 0.05), it demonstrated a greater 95% CI for prediction of ICP (14.62 mm Hg). nICP-CrCP presented a moderate correlation coefficient (R = 0.35; p < 0.05) and similar 95% CI to nICP-BB (9.19 mm Hg), but failed to distinguish between normal and raised ICP (AUC = 0.64; p > 0.05). nICP-PI was not related to measured ICP using any of the above statistical indicators. We also introduced a new estimator (nICP-Av) based on the average of three methods (nICP-BB, nICP-FVd, and nICP-CrCP), which overall presented improved statistical indicators (R = 0.47; p < 0.05; 95% CI = 9.17 mm Hg; AUC = 0.73; p < 0.05). nICP-PI appeared to reflect changes in ICP in time most accurately. nICP-BB was the best estimator for ICP "as a number." nICP-Av demonstrated to improve the accuracy of measured ICP estimation.

Prospective Study on Noninvasive Assessment of Intracranial Pressure in Traumatic Brain-Injured Patients: Comparison of Four Methods

ROBBA, CHIARA;
2016-01-01

Abstract

Elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP) may occur in many diseases, and therefore the ability to measure it noninvasively would be useful. Flow velocity signals from transcranial Doppler (TCD) have been used to estimate ICP; however, the relative accuracy of these methods is unclear. This study aimed to compare four previously described TCD-based methods with directly measured ICP in a prospective cohort of traumatic brain-injured patients. Noninvasive ICP (nICP) was obtained using the following methods: 1) a mathematical "black-box" model based on interaction between TCD and arterial blood pressure (nICP-BB); 2) based on diastolic flow velocity (nICP-FVd); 3) based on critical closing pressure (nICP-CrCP); and 4) based on TCD-derived pulsatility index (nICP-PI). In time domain, for recordings including spontaneous changes in ICP greater than 7 mm Hg, nICP-PI showed the best correlation with measured ICP (R = 0.61). Considering every TCD recording as an independent event, nICP-BB generally showed to be the best estimator of measured ICP (R = 0.39; p < 0.05; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 9.94 mm Hg; area under the curve [AUC] = 0.66; p < 0.05). For nICP-FVd, although it presented similar correlation coefficient to nICP-BB and marginally better AUC (0.70; p < 0.05), it demonstrated a greater 95% CI for prediction of ICP (14.62 mm Hg). nICP-CrCP presented a moderate correlation coefficient (R = 0.35; p < 0.05) and similar 95% CI to nICP-BB (9.19 mm Hg), but failed to distinguish between normal and raised ICP (AUC = 0.64; p > 0.05). nICP-PI was not related to measured ICP using any of the above statistical indicators. We also introduced a new estimator (nICP-Av) based on the average of three methods (nICP-BB, nICP-FVd, and nICP-CrCP), which overall presented improved statistical indicators (R = 0.47; p < 0.05; 95% CI = 9.17 mm Hg; AUC = 0.73; p < 0.05). nICP-PI appeared to reflect changes in ICP in time most accurately. nICP-BB was the best estimator for ICP "as a number." nICP-Av demonstrated to improve the accuracy of measured ICP estimation.
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