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Study of Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Monitoring in Critically Ill (SIM City)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Duke University Identifier:
First received: April 5, 2011
Last updated: December 10, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
The SIM City study seeks to explore for the variance in practice that is associated with nursing and medical care of patients with brain pressure (ICP) monitors. The underlying hypothesis is that there is not a consistent pattern of care throughout the U.S., rather, there is a wide range of practice patterns that are used to monitor and treat ICP.

Intracranial Pressure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study of ICP Monitoring in Critically Ill

Further study details as provided by Duke University:

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients admitted to the ICU that are receiving Intracranial Pressure (ICP) monitoring.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult (18 years of age or older)
  • Admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prisoners
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01330264

United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
Principal Investigator: DaiWai M Olson, PhD RN CCRN Duke University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Duke University Identifier: NCT01330264     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00016075
Study First Received: April 5, 2011
Last Updated: December 10, 2012

Keywords provided by Duke University:
Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Monitoring
Admission to Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on July 26, 2017