Document Type : short communication
- Luis Rafael Moscote Salazar 1
- Andrés M. Rubiano 2
- Willem Guillermo Calderon Miranda 3
- Jorge Aquino-Matus 3
1 RED LATINO, Latin American Trauma & Intensive Neuro-Care Organization, Bogotá, Colombia
2 Universidad El Bosque, Latin American Trauma & Intensive Neuro-Care Organization, Bogotá, Colombia
3 National University Autonomous of Mexico, Mexico D.F, Mexico
Objective: Monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) is a routine procedure in the neurosurgery field. Although the routine practice of monitoring ICP has decreased in recent years, the practice patterns have not been studied in Colombia. This study was designed to evaluate the current practice forventriculostomy and ICP monitoring by neurosurgeons in Colombia.
Methods: An 11-question electronic survey was delivered to 380 practicing neurosurgeons.Demographic information and rates of proper ventriculostomy placement for monitoring of ICP were described.
Results:Fifty-one percent of practicing neurosurgeons responded to the survey (response rate 13.4%). The rate of successful cannulation of the ipsilateral ventricle ranged from 70% to 100%.
Conclusion:This survey shows that Colombian neurosurgeons have similar tendencies to
other developed countries. Prospective studies are necessary to establish actual evidence-based practices