Hummingbird H310 Tunneled Ventricular Catheter

Tunneled Ventricular Drainage and Parenchymal ICP Monitoring

Product Information

Introducing the Hummingbird H310 Tunneled Ventricular Catheter, with the following features:
  • Tunneled ventricular access
  • Simultaneous measurement of parenchymal ICP and ventricular drainage
  • Parenchymal ICP measurement not influenced by the patient’s position
  • MR Safe
  • Sensor located in parenchyma allows continuous ICP measurement immune to interruption of CSF flow

Clinical Information

Continuous ICP waveforms can provide qualitative information regarding brain compliance.1

1 M. Gelabert-Gonzalez, V. Ginesta-Galan, R. Sernamitor-Garcia, A.G. Allut, J. Bandin-Dieguez, and R.M. Rumbo: Intracranial pressure device in clinical practice. Assessment in 1000 cases. Acta Neurochir (Wien) (2006) 148:435-441

Continuous ICP Monitoring Eliminates Missed Events

In a retrospective study of 32 traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, the authors concluded that manually recorded end-hour ICP measurements result in the omission of a significant number of important episodes of high ICP, some for a long duration. Manual recording methods, therefore, provide a clinical picture that may not be accurate or informative of the true pattern of unstable ICP in patients with TBI.2

2 Zanier E, Otolano F, Ghisoni L, Colombo A, Losappio S, and Stocchetti N: Intracranial pressure monitoring in intensive care: clinical advantages of a computerized system over manual recording. Critical Care 2007, 11:R7 (doi:10.1186/cc5155)


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