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Title: Neurocritical Care Attending Company: Neurocritical Care and Stroke of Arizona Department: Neurocritical Care Position: Neurocritical Care Attending Expertise: Neurology BC/BE; Neurocritical Care BC/BE Region: AZ Salary Range: 300,000 Description: Our award-winning Level I Trauma and Network with a Comprehensive Stroke Center as well as four Primary Stroke Centers seeks to add a Neurocritical Care Specialist to our comprehensive team. Currently the team consists of four Neurointensivists and seven APPs. Our trauma and neurosurgical program is a leader in Phoenix ...
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Toufic A. Chaaban, MD Neurocritical care units are becoming the standard of care in referral centers for acute brain injury patients in North America 1,2 . There is now ample evidence that neurocritical care improves overall and neurological outcomes 3 of critically ill neurological patients, decreases mortality 3-5 , and shortens hospital stay 4 . This evidence emerged from specialized centers mainly in North America and Europe, but the worldwide implementation of neurocritical care units is lagging. In the following article, the challenges and barriers of initiating a neurocritical care practice are discussed with potential solutions.   Stakeholders’ ...
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Yingying Su, Guoping Ren, Linlin Fan, and Huijin Huang The functional recovery of nerve cells after brain injury is extremely complex and difficult. Finding effective ways to save as many nerve cells as possible while retaining and maximizing neural function has become a common goal for neuroscientists, neurologists, and medical engineers worldwide. Among available interventions, therapeutic hypothermia (TH) and targeted temperature management (TTM) in the early phases of acute brain injury have shown some promise as effective neuroprotective treatments. The neuro ICU team at Xuanwu Hospital at Capital Medical University has been committed to the clinical ...
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Title: Neuro Nursing Unit Virtual Career Event Company: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Department: Neuroscience Position: Registered Nurse Expertise: Neuroscience Description: Neuro Nursing Unit Virtual Career Event Dartmouth Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH Monday, December 6th, 12:00pm-2:00pm Listen to Nurse Managers and Recruiters discuss nursing careers in our different Neuro Units. Please register for our virtual event at: https://events.dhcareers.org/e/dartmouth-hitchcock-neuro-nursin-1/register If you want to know more about Neuro Nursing, this is the virtual event for you! We will present a comprehensive ...
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Title: Neurocritical Care Attending at ZSFG San Francisco Company: UCSF Department: Division of Neurology at ZSFG Position: Neurocritical Care Attending Region: San Francisco, CA Description: Apply Online: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03189 Final date: Monday, Jul 4, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Position description Faculty Positions | Division of Neurology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF Health The Department of Neurology at UCSF invites applications from exceptional clinicians for full-time faculty positions at the Instructor, ...
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Title: Cerebrovascular Neurologist Company: UC Davis Health Department: Department of Neurology Position: Faculty Expertise: Cerebrovascular/Stroke Region: Sacramento Description: The Department of Neurology at the University of California Davis, School of Medicine, is recruiting two cerebrovascular neurologists for full-time faculty positions. Leadership opportunities exist for qualified individuals. Leadership opportunities may include: Telestroke Program Director Neurohospitalist Development UC Davis Health is Comprehensive Stroke Center that provides 24/7 coverage for neuro-endovascular ...
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Title: Neurocritical Care Physician Opportunity Company: The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. Position: NEUROCRITICAL CARE PHYSICIAN Region: Northern California Description: Fulfilling the promise of medicine Kaiser Permanente / The Permanente Medical Group The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. (TPMG - Kaiser Permanente Northern California) is one of the largest medical groups in the nation with over 9,000 physicians, 22 medical centers, numerous clinics throughout Northern and Central California, and a 75-year tradition of providing quality medical care. We currently have the following opening: NEUROCRITICAL ...
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Logan Pyle, Vasisht Srinivasan, Kelly Rath, Jordan Bonomo Case Details A 30-year-old man with a past medical history of polysubstance drug abuse, chronic Candida bacteremia and endocarditis status post mitral valve (MV) replacement, prior right middle cerebral artery stroke, and left posterior cerebral artery aneurysm rupture (presumed mycotic) presented to an academic tertiary care hospital in January 2020 with abdominal pain and transaminitis after coil embolization for hepatic pseudoaneurysm. While on the surgical service he developed acute right hemiparesis due to a left parietooccipital intracerebral hemorrhage with midline shift. Angiography revealed ...
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Title: Director, Patient Care Services - 6E NSICU Company: UI Health Department: University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics Position: Director, Patient Care Services - 6E NSICU Expertise: Registered Nursing Region: US Description: The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health)  is seeking a Director of Patient Care Services - 6E NSICU to join their team. The Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of nursing unit(s). Oversees comprehensive health care as determined by the scope of practice guidelines and specialty. Manages the nursing practice, ...
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Title: Nurse Manager, Neurology/Epilepsy Monitoring Company: UC Davis Medical Center Department: Neurology Position: Nurse Manager, Neurology/Epilepsy Monitoring Salary Range: $102,000-$266,100 (Grade 28) + Bonus up to 10% UC Davis Medical Center Sacramento, CA Nurse Manager, Neurology/Epilepsy Monitoring Salary Range: $102,000-$266,100 (Grade 28) + Bonus up to 10% Final Filing Date: November 19, 2021 The nurse manager of the Neurology/Epilepsy monitoring department at UC Davis Medical Center oversees the care delivery to adult neuro surgical, neuro trauma, neurology, and stroke patients on the ...
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Title: Neurosurgery APP Company: Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery Department: Neurosurgery Position: APP - PA-C or ARNP-C Expertise: Demonstrated interest in neurosurgery/neurology/ne Region: Pacific Northwest - Portland, OR/Vancouver,WA Salary Range: Commpetitive salary Description: We are headquartered in Southwest, Washington just across the river from Portland, Oregon and a 90-minute drive to either the beach or mountains. Hiking trails, parks, excellent schools, arts and culture, fine dining and food carts are abundant in our region. We are looking for a ...
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By Panayiotis (Panos) N. Varelas, MD, PhD, FAAN, FNCS A Stronger, Better NCS Dear NCS Members, As your 14th President, I want to look at the past accomplishments of the Society. It was not so long ago in that inaugural meeting in Phoenix that the Society took a bones-and-flesh form. I still vividly remember going out in the open hotel terrace and talking to this small group of not more than 200 people about what we envisioned for NCS. I remember the excitement! Since then, a lot of water has run down the river: the Society has grown to more than 2,800 members. It is an inclusive and international society that has its own journal. Most recently, it ...
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Effect of Vasopressin and Methylprednisolone vs Placebo on Return of Spontaneous Circulation in Patients With In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Journal of the American Medical Association (09/29/21) DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.16628 Andersen, Lars W.; Isbye, Dan; Kjærgaard, Jesper; et al. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2784625   A recent study questioned whether the combination of vasopressin and methylprednisolone can improve the return of spontaneous circulation for patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest. The Vasopressin and Methylprednisolone for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (VAM-IHCA) trial was conducted at 10 hospitals in Denmark ...
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By: Karim Lakhal, Antoine Hivert, Bertrand Rozec & Julien Cadiet Online First:  01 November 2021 To the Editor: We thank Dr. Abulhasan and colleagues for their interest in our work, the Milrispasm study [ 1 ]. Their insightful commentary gives us the opportunity to clarify some important points. Fit, Abulhasan et al. [ 2 ] questioned our choice to define “poor tolerance” of intravenous (IV) milrinone as the inability to reach a mean blood pressure target of 100–120 mm Hg, with a maximum infusion rate of IV norepinephrine of 1.5 μg/kg/minute. We fully acknowledge that it was an arbitrary choice. It applied to the target blood pressure ...
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By: Lori K. Madden, Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Theresa Human, Mark S. Wainwright, Mary Guanci, Shraddha Mainali, Shaun Rowe, Diane McLaughlin, John Lunde, Abhijit Lele & Herb Fried  Online First:  02 November 2021 Introduction The Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) launched its clinical practice guideline program in 2012 with the publication of “Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Status Epilepticus” [ 1 ]. Work on this guideline coincided with the development of standards for trustworthy clinical practice guidelines by the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) in 2011 [ 2 ]. These standards highlighted the need for rigorous ...
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By: Mengxuan Tang, Hye Jung Shin, William Metcalf-Doetsch, Yuan Luo, Paul F. Lindholm, Hau Kwaan, and Andrew M. Naidech Online First:  27 October 2021 Background To test the hypothesis that appearances of intracranial hematomas on diagnostic computed tomography (CT) are not idiosyncratic and reflect a biologically plausible mechanism, we evaluated the association between hematoma appearance on CT, biomarkers of platelet activity, and antiplatelet or anticoagulant medication use prior to admission. Methods We studied 330 consecutively identified patients from 2006 to 2019. Biomarkers of platelet activity (platelet aspirin assay) and medication history ...
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By: Jens P. Dreier Online First: 26 October 2021 The discovery that spreading depolarizations (SDs) can be acutely induced by injection of autologous blood into the subarachnoid space or by micropuncture of a cortical vessel dates back to Hubschmann and Kornhauser [1], who demonstrated this in cats in 1980. In the last sentence of the abstract, the two authors explicitly hypothesized that cortical cells rather than blood vessels are the primary targets in the initial stages of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Furthermore, in the introduction they wrote, “Objections to the concept linking the vasospasm directly with the neurological deficit have been raised ...
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By: Julio A. Chalela, Melissa Hill, and Patrick E. Britell  First Online : 25 October 2021 Background Helicopter medical transportation (HMT) is a valuable resource that can expedite medical care by shortening transferring times. However, there is conflicting evidence regarding its cost and efficacy. No specific studies have addressed its use in patients transferred to the neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU). Methods This was a retrospective study performed at a university hospital in the coastal southeastern USA. The flight logs for the air ambulance company were reviewed, and all patients undergoing HMT to the NSICU during a 1-year ...
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By: Christian D. Cerecedo-Lopez, Issac Ng, Hillary B. Nguyen, Pui Man Rosalind Lai, William B. Gormley, Nirav Patel, Kai U. Frerichs, M. Ali Aziz-Sultan & Rose Du Online first: 25 October 2021 Background Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the rarest and least studied cardiac complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Precise estimates of the incidence of AMI after aSAH are unavailable. Our goal was to estimate the incidence of registry-based AMI (rb-AMI) after aSAH and determine its association with clinical outcomes. Methods Adult patients with aSAH in the National Inpatient Samples from 2002 to 2014 were included in the study. ...
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By: Sahar Memar Montazerin, Gerald Chi, Roghayeh Marandi, Homa Najafi, Fahimehalsadat Shojaei, Jane J. Lee, Jolanta Marszalek & Ali Seifi  Online first: 22 October 2021 Abstract Several studies have demonstrated the usefulness of cardiac troponin I (cTn) levels in predicting adverse clinical outcomes of patients with anerusmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). However, it remains unclear whether cTn levels can be a useful factor in predicting adverse neurologic and cardiovascular outcomes regarding follow-up duration. The study aimed to evaluate the clinical value of cTn elevation among patients with aSAH. A systematic literature search was performed ...
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