Servo-controlled lumbar infusions: A clinical tool for the determination of CSF dynamics as a function of pressure

F. H. Sklar, C. W. Beyer, M. Ramanathan, I. Elashvili, P. R. Cooper, W. K. Clark

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The variable rate lumbar subarachnoid infusion technique allows rapid quantitative study of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) compartment. Numerous pressure plateaus are studied in a brief time period with a servo-controlled system. The test determines the difference between rates of CSF asorption and formation as a function of pressure. On-line computer data analysis increases experimental efficiency to guarantee statistical significance. Animal and patient data are presented in the report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-175
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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