Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical Care Articles

Neurocritical Care wants to be sure you have the latest peer-reviewed research as soon as possible.  Therefore, it publishes Online First articles ahead of being assigned to a journal issue.  NCS shares these abstracts below.  If you are looking for an older article, please enter the Springer site through the NCS private journal access page.

  • Stroke and Craniectomy

    Blog Entry

    By Eelco F. M. Wijdicks , Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA Neurocritical Care ,  April 2019 ,   Volume 30,   Issue 2,   pp 235–238 Neurosurgical involvement in the care of major stroke complications has yielded striking results in the subtentorial region but equivocal ...

  • Blog Entry

    By Eelco F. M. Wijdicks,  Division of Critical Care Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA Neurocritical Care , February 2019, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 1–4 Neurologic examination of the comatose patient has gradually matured. Less than 50 years ago, neurological examination in coma became a regular ...

  • Lundberg and his Waves

    Blog Entry

    By Eelco F. M. Wijdicks First Online: 25 February 2019 This historical vignette revisits the main contributions by Nils Lundberg, a neurosurgeon, that were published in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Lundberg studies also definitively established that symptoms of abnormal brainstem function ...

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    By Eelco F. M. Wijdicks First Online: 22 February 2019 Discovery of the ascending reticular activating system (ARAS) can be attributed to work done in research neuroscientist Horace Magoun’s laboratory. Before this finding, most scientists would focus on the diencephalon (and anterior midbrain) ...

  • By Eelco F. M. Wijdicks First Online: 15 February 2019 The origin of secondary brainstem hemorrhages following an acute expansive hemispheric lesion has been attributed to Henri Duret, who proposed that hemorrhaging was caused by a shock wave through the cerebral spinal fluid. However, other experiments ...

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    By Eelco F. M. Wijdicks First Online: 14 February 2019 We now recognize that the main breathing generator resides principally in the medulla oblongata. Vivisectionists—specifically, Julien Legallois—discovered “the respiratory center.” Cutting through the brainstem stops respiration but not if the ...