EVDS

AcronymDefinition
EVDSEuropean Veterinary Dental Society
EVDSExternal Ventricular Drainage System (intracranial pressure control device)
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In neuroscience intensive care units, external ventricular drains (EVDs) are commonly used to facilitate removal of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients with neurologic dysfunction related to hydrocephalus and increased intracranial pressure.
Aneurysms, when left untreated, can result in subarachnoid hemorrhage and often require EVDs and ICP monitoring.
Pope for her extensive description of EVDs. They have indeed been used in the general med-surg units, and articles such as these will help increase caregivers' comfort levels.
Another recent study sought to improve nurses' response times when an EVD needed to be placed to emergently relieve hydrocephalus.
Only the major computation load is considered in this comparison, including construction of the cumulant matrices, eigenvalue decomposition (EVD), and spectral search.
Studies have shown that patients with EVDs using silver impregnated catheters developed less ventriculitis than patients with conventional external ventricular drain (cEVD) catheters [6].
Ommaya reservoir was placed into the cyst to drain the cystic component and external ventricular drainage (EVD) was performed.
The risk factors include interventions directed to the brain, prolonged operation time, presence of EVDS and prolonged use of EVDS, intracerebral hemorrhage, CSF leak and presence of another infectious focus in the body (4-6).
Most studies associate increased incidence of EVD-related infections with lack of sterility, catheter duration, number of EVDs used, catheter-type EVDs, lack of prophylactic antibiotic use, colonisation and systemic infection.
A left-side EVD, placed to drain cerebrospinal fluid, served to decrease ICP, thus preventing further clinical deterioration from mass effect caused by edema.
An external ventricular drainage (EVD) system is the most commonly used technology to monitor intracranial pressure (ICP) and drain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to control rising intracranial pressure in patients with traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, hydrocephalus, brain tumour, or neurological disease (Dasic, Hanna, Bojanic, & Kerr, 2006; Korinek et al., 2005; Pfisherer, Muhlbauer, Czech, & Reinprecht, 2003; Sloffer, Augspurger, Wagenbach, & Lanzino, 2005; Zabramski et al., 2003).