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By Christa O’Hana S. Nobleza, MD, MSCI, (left) and Diana Greene-Chandos, MD, FNCS (right) The Women in Neurocritical Care (WINCC) recently announced the creation of the WINCC Mentorship Subsection headed by Christa O’Hana S. Nobleza, MD, MSCI. This Subsection is composed by a multidisciplinary group of women members including Christa Swisher, Stacey Bennett, Salia Farrokh and Julia Durrant. There are currently several projects ongoing under this Subsection. The most recently launched program is the WINCC Speakers Program . If you are someone in your career, whether in academic or non-academic setting, at the junior or mid-career level looking for ...
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By Currents Editor   Fostering research that advances the field of neurocritical care is one of NCS’ top strategic priorities. The NCS Research Committee reviews survey requests and grants approval for surveys to be sent to NCS members. Below, you will find the latest approved surveys. Please take a few minutes to complete surveys if the target audience applies to you. Survey completion helps fellow NCS members in their research endeavors. Thank you for your time and consideration. Milrinone and SAH Survey Survey of milrinone use in patients who experience delayed cerebral ischemia following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Target Audience ...
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By Sasha Yakhkind (left) and Christa O’Hana S. Nobleza, MD, MSCI (right) Do you have questions regarding your professional life? Is there a conundrum at work that requires an outside perspective? The Trainee Section and Women in Neurocritical Care (WINCC) Section have teamed up to publish a new column in Currents to serve your professional advice needs.   Submit questions to info@neurocriticalcare.org , and we will get them answered by a seasoned advisor . We believe in lifelong learning and mentorship, and this column, along with our mentorship programs, are tools for your professional success.   We look forward to hearing from you! ...
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Dovile Svirupskaite, Section Administrator By Ariane Lewis The Neurocritical Care Society Ethics Committee has created an Ethics Section to allow all members of the Society to pose ethical questions and debate about ethical topics.  This is the Society’s twelfth Section (it joins the list of other Sections, including those for for Advanced Practice Providers, Fellowship Directors, Global Members, NCS Members, Non-Neurologists, Nurses, Pediatric Neurocritical Care, Pharmacists, Physicians, Trainees and Women in Neurocritical Care).  Participation in Sections is a great way to communicate with a large number of people in the neurocritical care ...
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Date Begin: 5/16/19 Title: UCSF Fresno Neuro-Intensive Care Faculty Company: Central California Faculty Medical Group Department: Neurology Position: Neuro-Intensive Care Faculty Expertise: Neurocritical Care Region: Fresno, CA Description: UCSF FRESNO NEURO-INTENSIVE CARE FACULTY POSITIONS The UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program and Central California Faculty Medical Group (CCFMG) are currently recruiting a fifth faculty member to join the Division of Neurocritical Care. Candidates at the Assistant, Associate or Professor rank with subspecialty training and/or experience in intensive care management of patients with neurological diagnoses. ...
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Date Begin: 7/1/2019 Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology Company: Keck Hospital of USC Department: Neurology Position: Neurohospitalist Expertise: General Neurology Region: Los Angeles, CA Salary Range: TBD Description: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. The Department of Neurology at the University of Southern California Keck School ...
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Title: Duke Dept of Neurology seeks Division Chief of NCC Company: Duke University Medical Center Department: Neurology Position: Division Chief of Neurocritical Care Region: Durham, NC Description: The Department of Neurology at Duke University Medical Center is seeking candidates for the position of Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care. The Division Chief will lead further development of the Division infrastructure, serving as a mentor to junior faculty, advanced practice providers, resident and fellow trainees and foster an academically productive Division. Division Chief will oversee the Neurocritical care services across Duke’s 3-hospital ...
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Title: Medical Director- Temple University Stroke Center Company: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Department: Neurology Region: Philadelphia, PA Description: Department of Neurology Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania www.temple.edu/medicine Summary of Opportunity The Department of Neurology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, is seeking applicants at the /Associate or Professor level to lead Temple’s Stroke Division. The successful applicant will have completed a stroke fellowship and be BC/BE in neurology. The Stroke Medical Director, reporting to the Chair, ...
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Date Begin: 5/3/19 Title: Neuro Intensivist Company: Capital Health Department: Neurosciences Position: Neuro Intensivist Expertise: Critical Care and Neurology Region: Northeast Description: Capital Institute for Neurosciences is seeking a neuro intensivist board certified/eligible in critical care, with preference for additional neuro critical care certification, and neuro critical care experience. Position will include night shifts as part of a seven on, sevenoff, schedule. Capital Institute for Neurosciences is a center for advanced neuroscience care in central New Jersey serving NJ, PA and the Delaware Valley. The Institute includes ...
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Date Begin: Jan 2020 Title: Neurocritical care Company: Advocate Aurora Health Department: Critical care Position: Neurointensivist Expertise: Neurology Region: MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN Salary Range: 375-400K Description: Advocate Aurora Health is seeking a Neuro Intensivist in Milwaukee, WI. The Neuro ICU located in Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is a 27 bed unit with a dedicated, established team of Neuro Intensivists. St. Luke’s Medical Center is a comprehensive stroke center that receives referrals from 14 additional Aurora facilities in Wisconsin. · Join a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team of physicians and advanced practice providers · Shift pay and ...
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By Scott Woolf, DO, (left) Sydney Moseley, MD, (center) Hussein Alshammari, MD (center) and Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD 1   (right)                                        1 Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College The authors have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to the topics discussed in this column. This article may discuss non-FDA-approved devices and “off-label” uses. The NCS and Currents  do not endorse any particular device. Clinical, subclinical and non-convulsive seizures (NCSZs) are commonplace in critically ill patients — and even more common in patients in ...
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By Winnie Lau, MD No one was expecting rain in San Diego, but that did not stop the hordes of intensivists and critical care providers from converging on SCCM 2019. Neurocritical care providers were no exception, and the presence of the neurosciences was certainly palpable this year.   The week began with a pre-congress educational session on neurologic monitoring in adult and pediatric ICU populations moderated by Erik Su and Cherylee Chang.  Attendees learned about neuro-imaging, EEG, ICP monitoring, brain oxygenation measurements, as well participated in skills-based sessions in neuro-related ultrasound techniques. Once Congress officially kicked ...
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By Wendy Dusenbury, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, ANVP-BC, CNRN; (left) Anne W. Alexandrov, PhD, AGACNP-BC, ANVP-BC, NVRN-BC, CCRN, FAAN; (center) Fern Cudlip, MSN,FNP-BC, CNRN, NVRN-BC, ANVP-BC, FNCS; (center) and Audrey Paulson, DNP, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN (right) Many of the RNs and APRNs who hold membership in the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) have membership and certification from other organizations as well. NCS is unique in that it is composed of the numerous disciplines that provide care for the patient in the neuro intensive care unit. Quite often, the nurses of NCS belong to other organizations as well. Two nursing societies that ...
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Authors: Roberts BW, Kilgannon JH, Hunter BR, et al. Association Between Elevated Mean Arterial Blood Pressure and Neurologic Outcome After Resuscitation From Cardiac Arrest: Results From a Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. CCM. 2019 Jan;47(1):93-100. Reviewed by: Sara Stern-Nezer, MD, MPH; and Kyle Hobbs, MD  Read the article .*  *You will need to log in to US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health to read this article.  Even in the era of TTM, a large number of post-cardiac arrest patients have poor outcomes, in part owing to the ongoing secondary brain injury that occurs after ROSC.  In these reviews, we consider additional ...
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Date Begin: Jul/1/2019 Title: Neurocritical Care Faculty Position Company: Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC-MCG) Department: Neurology Position : Neurointensivist Expertise: Neurocritical care Region: Southeast - Georgia Description: Neurocritical Care Faculty Position The Department of Neurology at Augusta University Medical Center - Medical College of Georgia is looking for a neurologist at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level who is board eligible/certified in neurocritical care to join our growing Division of Neurocritical Care, which is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Neurology, and Neurosurgery. This ...
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By Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Craig A. Williamson, Robert J. Fontana, Anthony J. Courey, and Parag G. Patil Neurocritical Care , April 2019, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 497–497 Dear Editor, We would like to thank Dr. De Bernardo and colleagues for their insights into the use of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measurement for the detection of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). As demonstrated in our manuscript, there is reason to be concerned about the clinical value of this technique to detect elevated ICP, especially in the setting of critically ill patients with acute liver failure (ALF). We believe that there are several potential explanations for ...
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By Maddalena De Bernardo, Livio Vitiello, and Nicola Rosa Neurocritical Care , April 2019, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 495–496 Author Contributions NR wrote the paper with input from authors MDB and LV. Source of Support There was no support for this work. Conflicts of Interest All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. #LetterToTheEditor Read mo
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By Charlene Ong Neurocritical Care,  April 2019, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 494–494 Dear Editor, We appreciate the valuable comments brought up by Dr. Couret and colleagues regarding our recent article on “The effect of ambient light conditions on quantitative pupillometry.” Couret et al. raised an important point regarding differences between pupillometer devices. With brands and models that control for ambient conditions themselves by creating a standardized lighting environment with attachments, it is logical that the surrounding light level does not need additional standardization. We believe that the takeaway for readers is that whether light ...
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By David Couret, Pierre Simeone, Sebastien Freppel, and Lionel Velly Neurocritical Care,  April 2019, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 492–493 Compliance with Ethical Standards Conflict of interest The authors have no conflict of interest to declare related to this work. Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. #LetterToTheEditor ​​​ Read m
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By Kazuma Nakagawa and Todd B. Seto Neurocritical Care,  April 2019, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 490–491 Author contributions Dr. Nakagawa contributed to the study concept and design, analysis and interpretation, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. Dr. Seto contributed to acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content and study supervision. Funding Funding information is not required for the manuscript. Compliance with Ethical Standards Conflict of interest The authors declare that they have no conflict of ...
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