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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
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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