PhD defense by Morten Andresen

Morten Andresen

On January 15th, Morten Andresen successfully defended his PhD thesis with the title “Reliability of intracranial pressure monitoring: Clinical and technical assessment, and evaluation of sources of error.”

The PhD investigated different clinical and technical aspects of ICP monitoring with a focus on the effect of postural changes on ICP in different patient groups. The research was conducted with Professor Marianne Juhler as supervisor.

Opponents on the thesis were

  • Professor Steen Hasselbalch,
    Department of Neurology,
    Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  • Associate Professor Carsten Bjarkam,
    Department of Neurosurgery,
    Aalborg Hospital, Denmark
  • Professor Marek Czosnyka,
    Brain Physics Lab, Department of Neurosurgery,
    Cambridge University, England

Thesis papers

The thesis was based on the following four papers:

I. Andresen M, Juhler M, Munch TN. Quality and Safety of Home ICP Monitoring Compared with In-Hospital Monitoring. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2012;113:187–91.

II. Andresen M, Juhler M, Thomsen OC. Electrostatic discharges and their effect on the validity of registered values in intracranial pressure monitors. J Neurosurg. 2013 Nov;119(5):1119–24.

III. Andresen M, Juhler M. Intracranial pressure following complete removal of a small demarcated brain tumor: a model for normal intracranial pressure in humans. J Neurosurg. 2014 Oct;121(4):797–801.

IV. Andresen M, Hadi A, Petersen LG, Juhler M. Effect of postural changes on ICP in healthy and ill subjects. Acta Neurochir. 2015 Jan;157(1):109–13.