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Learn why advanced guidance at the bedside will significantly improve patient outcomes and reduce cost to the healthcare system

External Ventricular Drains

  • Common indications for external ventricular drains (EVDs) include hydrocephalus and/or traumatic brain injury

  • Little has changed with this common but lifesaving procedure for more than 100 years

  • Results of free-hand procedures can vary drastically, in the final catheter location, number of attempts, and overall procedural time

  • This can have a negative impact on patient outcomes and increase the cost of hospitalization

Hematoma Evacuation

  • According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer from strokes worldwide each year. Of these, 5 million die and another 5 million are permanently disabled.

  • Approximately 8% to 15% of all strokes are hemorrhagic. Depending on severity, treatment includes intracranial pressure monitoring, introduction of rTPA or “clot buster” medications and, in some cases, clot aspiration.

  • Treating hemorrhagic stroke requires imaging not available in the ICU, meaning that critically ill patients moved to various locations in the hospital for imaging, and then ultimately the operating room – posing risks to these tenuous patients

**SOLOPASS® has not been cleared or approved for treatment of hematoma evacuation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for sale in the United States.

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