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Is It Really Third Ventricle? A Pitfall in the Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus by Brain Ultrasound

By Anselmo Caricato, Eleonora Ioannoni & Camilla Gelormini First Online: 20 August 2020 A 32-year-old female was admitted in Neuro Intensive Care of Policlinico “A. Gemelli” in Rome after bleeding from artero-venous malformation and ventriculostomy. After 6 days, the patient was awake ...


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Cognitive Biases to Consider in Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus Presenting in a Hematologic Malignancy

By Katherine M. Sawicka, Derek MacFadden & Victoria A. McCredie First Online: 10 August 2020 Non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is a common clinical problem encountered in neurocritical care. The differential diagnosis for NCSE is broad, and first-line investigations including...


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The Irreversible Neurogenic Stress Cardiomyopathy During Large Supratentorial Brain Tumor Resection

By Ewa Lechowicz-Glogowska, Agata Rojek, Wieslawa Duszynska First Online: 09 October 2019 A 63-year-old woman was qualified for an urgent, large supratentorial metastatic tumor of breast cancer resection. The patient’s initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was 14 points. Other comorbidities were...


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Hemorrhagic Shock After Lumbar Puncture

By Mariam Batakji, Danny Theodore First Online: 22 August 2019 Lumbar puncture is a routine procedure frequently done in the intensive care unit, operating room, and medical wards for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes such as cancer, infections, and autoimmune diseases workups. It usually...


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A Case of HIV Seroconversion Presenting Similarly to Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate Receptor Encephalitis

By Heather VanDongen-Trimmer, Kumar Sannagowdara, Binod Balakrishnan, Raquel Farias-Moeller First Online: 13 August 2019 Continuous electroencephalogram (cEEG) monitoring is recommended in patients with acute supratentorial brain injury and altered mental status, such as patients with...


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Noninvasive ICP Monitoring by Serial Transcranial Doppler in Coagulopathic Patient

By Shivani Ghoshal, Jonathan Gomez, Aarti Sarwal First Online: 07 May 2019 Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is often a crucial component in the management of neurocritical care patients. However, standard methods for ICP monitoring, such as intraventricular catheters, intra...


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A Rare Case of Paradoxical Embolization During Thrombolysis for Pulmonary Embolus

By Mitchell Onwochei-Ashei, William T. McGee Neurocritical Care , April 2019, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 484–486 Paradoxical embolization occurs when an embolus formed in the systemic venous circulation enters the systemic arterial circulation via an intracardiac shunt. The most common...