Intracranial pressure monitors (ICP) measure pressure in the skull by placing a small probe inside the skull. This probe is attached at the other end to a bedside monitor. The device senses the pressure inside the skull and sends its measurements to a recording device.
The intracranial pressure monitoring is important neurosurgical equipment. The monitoring of intracranial pressure is used in treating severe traumatic brain injury patients. Studies conducted suggest that raised ICP is the commonest cause of death in neurosurgical patients and in head injury patients. Approximately 40% of patients who are admitted in an unconscious state have raised ICP, and in 50% of those die due to raised ICP. Thus intracranial patient monitors help in keeping the pressure levels in normal range. Latest techniques involve telemetric ICP probes inserted in the brain to monitor ICP in several neurosurgical procedures. The telemetric device allows for constant monitoring over a period of weeks which makes the patient completely free to follow daily activities.
Traumatic brain injury is an increasing health problem in Asian countries. Asia has the highest percentage of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients. Asia accounted for 77% of the world TBI cases as a result of falls while 57% of the world TBI cases due to other unintentional injuries. Rising incidences of neurological disorders, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases, brain disorders, and sleep disorders, rising awareness regarding neurodegenerative diseases and technological advancements in brain monitoring devices are major drivers slated to propel this market. The market is further driven by factor such as continuous ICP monitoring recommendation for TBIi patients. Continuous monitoring of ICP has been recommended as an essential parameter for making traumatic brain injury therapeutic decisions by The Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF), U.S. and American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). These guidelines have played a pivotal role in escalating the usage and demand of ICP devices market. However, the shortage of skilled technicians to handle these complex devices is a factor limiting the growth of this market.
This report segments the global intracranial pressure monitors market by applications, products, end user, and geographies. The application segments included in this report are traumatic brain injury, intracerebral hemorrhage, meningitis, and other applications. The product segments included in this report are monitors, probes, accessories, kits, and other products. The end user segments included in this report are hospitals, home, and other end users such as laboratories, research institutes, and universities. The geographic segments consist of Asia, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World.
Some of the prominent players operating in this market include DePuy Synthes (U.S.), Focus Medical Group Inc. (U.S.), Headsense Medical Inc. (Israel), Integra Lifesciences Corporation (U.S.), Linet (Netherlands), Medtronic (U.S.), Raumedic (Germany), Sophysa (France), Spiegelberg Gmbh (Germany) and Vittamed (U.S.).
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